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#1 goodlife OFFLINE  

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Posted August 16, 2013 - 05:40 PM

I have a Craftsman Lawn tractor that I try to maintain myself. I really need help identifying this part that fell off while I was changing the drive belt. It contains some type of lubricating fluid (oil?). I just want to know what it is and where it goes!  Thanks.

 

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Posted August 16, 2013 - 05:43 PM

Welcome to the forum! Some idea of what Sears this came from would be helpful! I haven't seen anything like it!



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Posted August 16, 2013 - 07:02 PM

It is a crankcase breather.



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Posted August 16, 2013 - 07:04 PM

It is a crankcase breather.

 

Never seen one like it!



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Posted August 16, 2013 - 07:11 PM

Never seen one like it!

Well, after I enlarged the photo, that is what it looked like to me....Maybe not.....I'm not positive.



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Posted August 16, 2013 - 07:40 PM

Go hear put in your model no. has views of parts.http://www.searspartsdirect.com



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Posted August 16, 2013 - 07:55 PM

I can not say what it is.I can tell you what it is not.The gas tank. 


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Posted August 17, 2013 - 05:54 AM

Welcome to GTT. More pictures will help. Model and year too.  It looks like a breather. I haven't seen one like it before. It could be from the engine or a hydrostatic transmission. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted August 17, 2013 - 08:50 AM

For it to be a breather, it will need 2 outlets.  Is there a 2nd one we can't see?



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Posted August 17, 2013 - 09:49 AM

OK, a little more info: it's from a Craftsman DYT 400 (mod # 917.2736403). There's only the one outlet. The back of it has only a single bolt.  It's not from the engine because it fell out of the area in the back near the transaxle. I've looked at the parts diagram, and I just don't see it!


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Posted August 17, 2013 - 10:10 AM

No, I don't see it on the IPL either.  It's obvious it was made to fit a curved area, so look around the differential at the curved/rounded spots.


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Posted August 17, 2013 - 10:59 AM

Bingo, olcowhand! I found a perfect fit around the fan/pulley that's right over the transaxle. Sure enough, it just clipped onto the vents of the hydraulic pump (PART NUMBER: 794788) and there was the little hole that the nipple fit into. Turns out, this part is not available by itself. I guess you gotta buy the whole $398 pump! Here's a photo of it installed. I'm really surprised more people haven't run into this problem. It pops out rather easily, and it's right below the drive belt. I think my shredded belt might've wrapped around it or something.  I have a photo of it, but I can't figure out how to post it as a reply. It might be useful to the next guy this happens to.

 

Thanks so much! Now I can mow this overgrown lawn today...


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Posted August 17, 2013 - 11:04 AM

Breather, look around brake area never mind I was looking at diagram when you posted above


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Posted August 17, 2013 - 01:13 PM

Lucky the belt didn't break it! Now that you got that figured out be sure to join us for a cuppa' joe when you have time. There's a lot more smart people on here you need to meet.


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Posted August 17, 2013 - 06:45 PM

Bingo, olcowhand! I found a perfect fit around the fan/pulley that's right over the transaxle. Sure enough, it just clipped onto the vents of the hydraulic pump (PART NUMBER: 794788) and there was the little hole that the nipple fit into. Turns out, this part is not available by itself. I guess you gotta buy the whole $398 pump! Here's a photo of it installed. I'm really surprised more people haven't run into this problem. It pops out rather easily, and it's right below the drive belt. I think my shredded belt might've wrapped around it or something.  I have a photo of it, but I can't figure out how to post it as a reply. It might be useful to the next guy this happens to.

 

Thanks so much! Now I can mow this overgrown lawn today...

Glad you got it figured out. For pics, check the last line of my post, it's a link to pic help!






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