2008 MTD Lawn Tractor Only Goes Very Slow


Old 05-09-12, 07:12 PM
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2008 MTD Lawn Tractor Only Goes Very Slow

2008 MTD riding mover , model 13A1762F029 484-839. serial number 1A088B70167. Just switched out drive belt which had shredded. After switched belt, mower works , but moves very slowly . In following gear lever to change speeds ( 1 is slow, 10 fast) the lever is attached to a rod near the engine and runs to a piece of metal underneath engine. However, it stops there and is not connected in any way to the transmission. I do not see how it could change speeds. I may be missing a piece. Please let me know what I am missing. Thanks
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Old 05-09-12, 09:25 PM
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On these mowers, the lever does not change anything at the transmission, it changes the varidrive pulley position. You need to change both drive belts at the same time or you will have these problems.
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And you should only use OEM belts for it to work
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and there is a setup procedure to follow after changing the belts.

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Thanks ve, very much. Very helpful. I will try suggestons,

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