Craftsman Lawn Tractor Jerks in Gear


Old 05-22-08, 05:30 PM
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Craftsman Lawn Tractor Jerks in Gear

I have a 12 hp model 917.254551 that jerks while in gear. It mostly happens in 4th,5th and 6th gears. I changed the drive belt thinking it was slipping. Could it be in the trans axle, possibly a pinion gear or something that is slipping? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 05-22-08, 05:38 PM
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If it's only doing it in 4,5 and 6th gears I would look into worn shift keys or possibly one is broken, Either way it's in the transaxle so once opened you can inspect everything.

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Old 05-23-08, 12:12 AM
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I agree...probably worn shift keys.

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