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4450-3 transaxle

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10-30-11, 08:40 AM   #1  
4450-3 transaxle

I have a 1996 Murry riding mower with a Dana/spicer 4450-3 transaxle.I need to know how to adjust the brake and shifter. When I start the mower and try to shift, it won't shift or is hard to shift. The brake does work, but not good. Can anyone help!
Thanks! dshearer

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10-30-11, 11:45 AM   #2  
There is a 1/2" nut at the middle of the brake on the side of the tranny that you can tighten a turn or so to adjust the brakes to be tighter.

The shifting problem may be internal, but try spraying PBlaster at the point where the shifter enters the top of the tranny, work it back and forth if you can, spray some more, etc... and see if it gets better.

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10-31-11, 06:37 AM   #3  
I wonder, too, if you have belt creep. Although most tranny's are shift-on-the-fly, this works when in motion. But, from neutral at a dead stop, if you have belt creep you will have difficulty shifting into gear.

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