My riding will move in reverse but will not in forward. The higher speed selection the louder the noise; the noise is almost like a metal chatter. I have replaced the transmission belt (upper drive belt). I have taken the transmission apart and could see no visible indications of bad pieces. I can turn the gears by hand when the transmission is out.
If my lower drive belt (goes to engine) is bad and needs replaced, would I still be able to go in reverse? I would expect my reverse to be out also not just forward.
All 3 positions fully engage by hand. If in the forward position wheels are locked and will not roll. In the neutral position, wheels are not locked and can push. In the reverse position, wheels are locked and it will engage on its own. The only problem I have is getting it to move forward. I currently have transmission out and the collar has very, very, very slightly beveled edges. If I had to guess, the collar does not look like the problem.
Pictures: Collar and Forward gear
Model # 13A1762F700
Variable drive- not hydrostatic