Edited by OLD HOUSEBOATER, June 29, 2012 - 09:28 PM.
Lx 188 Has Shudder
Posted June 29, 2012 - 09:23 PM
Posted June 29, 2012 - 09:41 PM
Posted June 30, 2012 - 05:04 AM
Posted June 30, 2012 - 07:51 AM
If you've taken the time to remove the belt I would suggest just replacing it if it has any hours at all on it. I purchase all my belts from a local place here, I can replace every belt on my LX172 for less the cost of one JD branded belt. Next visit I will find out if it is okay to post the name of the place and if they will do mail order for folks. And example of price differences a JD belt for my 214 cost right at 55 bucks, I can buy a replacement belt at my source for $8.99 and I get just as good of service and life out of the replacement as I did when I bought JD branded belts. What I reckoned was being everything is made in China now and most likely made at the same factory why spend that extra cash? I know in some instances you might have to buy a JD branded belt because other belts will just not work. That said, deck belts and deck drive belts even main drive belts can be sourced out in most cases. My 214 has 2 belts that go to the variation drive pulleys and most if not all people think you have to use JD belts, Not so if you ask me, I just replaced the belts and re-adjusted and everything works fine. Them things are a pain to adjust sometimes even using oem belts but if everything is good then you can adjust it to work easy enough! LOL
Ebay is also another good source of replacement belts.
Sorry about the rambling, hope you get that fixed up! Check that belt and those pulleys and I bet you find your problem. Might even be something has just came loose. Good Luck!
Posted June 30, 2012 - 08:14 AM