Posted January 25, 2012 - 05:25 PM
Posted January 26, 2012 - 08:06 AM
On your drive lever if you look down at that diagonally cut slot/plate where the drive lever pushes the drive shaft.... there are 2 bolts - one on either end of the diagonal slot. If you loosen those 2 (don't remove). You will find that you have all kind of adjustment available to you.
Be careful, though. If you just slide it all the way over to get maximum tension, there's no way you'll be able to get it to lock in forward. Or you could have problems then engaging reverse. Also, is the shaft which is inside that diagonal slot worn badly - or are the edges of the slot worn badly? If so, you can still get some relief by adjusting, but it makes it a lot harder. That shaft I mention was worn pretty badly on mine. So what i did was take it apart and re-face the shaft and the edges of the slot with a welder and grinder.
If you find that wear is bad and don't have the tools to do it, take it all apart and I can do it sometime. If you brought just the drive lever and the 2 plates which make up that diagonal slot, I could prolly re-face them in about 20 min.
- Bolens 1000 said thank you
Posted January 26, 2012 - 08:42 PM
Posted January 26, 2012 - 09:49 PM
Posted January 27, 2012 - 07:18 PM