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#1 Firemang OFFLINE  

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Posted October 28, 2015 - 01:49 PM

Hey guys

 

Went to fire up my reassembled tractor the other day and use it for the first time.  First problem I had was the drive belt kept slipping off.  Think I got that one fixed by adding more tension on the belt.  When I put it in gear, I noticed I now had 3 reverse gears, and 1 forward gear.  Obviously something is turned around, but I reassembled it per the sticker that is underneath the foot rest.  Any thoughts?  Should I swap sides for the V pulley and Idler pulley that turns the belt from vertical to horizontal and see what happens?  I didn't put in a new engine so its not like my engine rotation changed, I'm completely baffled as to how this happened.  Tractor is a 917.255917, real similar to the 917.255919.  Any advice would help, thanks.



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Posted October 28, 2015 - 01:50 PM

I should also mention that I DID NOT open the rear end and monkey with it all, just drained and put in fresh oil.



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Posted October 28, 2015 - 02:27 PM

It is possible to mis-read that sticker..... I did the same thing. I don't have access to mine right now, but I can send pictures later this evening.



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Posted October 28, 2015 - 03:28 PM

I'ld say Yes on wrong belt routing, heh!  ON falling off, did you keep all those little rods that are mounted near pulleys and over the belts when re-assembled?  They are PIA when you have to loosen them to get belts on or off, but the DO have a job, keeping belt on when it is loose, as in clutching. Belt route chart Might have those pointed out, think the Owner's Manual should too. Look under belt changing section in that. Keep those on!



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Posted October 28, 2015 - 03:47 PM

Flip the belt on the engine pulley and swap the 2 idler pulleys

 

Here this might help.

 

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That is looking at it from the Brake side.Or left side if your sitting on the seat.

 

Notice the Belt on the bottom of the Transaxle pulley goes directly to the Outside V Idler pulley below the engine pulley.


Edited by EricFromPa, October 28, 2015 - 03:58 PM.

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Posted October 28, 2015 - 06:16 PM

I'm glad I needed to take some pictures of the belt, looks like I need to change a carter pin to a regular pin. Hope these help.

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Edited by larrybl, October 28, 2015 - 09:54 PM.

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