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08-03-15, 07:51 PM   #1  
craftsman rider trans issues

i have a 1996 craftsman rider I will look for the model number . I just rebuilt the engine and now the trans doesn't want to go into forward or reverse and brake doesn't work it will go into both modes eventually , but it won't stop in the process of fixing the engine I laid the tractor on its side, I've examined the linkage and don't see any damage. The only other thing that seems strange is the lever only moves half an inch to engage reverse but moves the normal distance in forward
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08-03-15, 08:31 PM   #2  
Rebuilding the engine shouldn't affect the brakes or the tranny. There should be an adjustment on the linkage. Disconnect it for now, block the wheels & shift it into gear from underneath. If it goes into gear, it's probably an adjustment.

Are the brakes hydraulic with a master cylinder?

 
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08-03-15, 10:38 PM   #3  
The brakes are mechanical. Working on the engine shouldn't do anything to change brake or trans operation. Since the problem of it not moving AND the brake not working both started at the same time, I would venture a guess that you removed one or both rear wheels while it was being worked on? If so, I'd say one or both axle keys fell out of the wheels.


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08-04-15, 04:35 AM   #4  
That makes sense.
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08-04-15, 03:02 PM   #5  
Actually I didn't remove any wheels and didn't remove any linkage yet that's where the problem must be the brakes are mechanical . The only drive train parts I removed where the spring for the brake/ clutch so I could get the belt off

 
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08-04-15, 06:07 PM   #6  
The tractors is a 917.257460

 
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08-04-15, 11:42 PM   #7  
Is the transmission pulley turning when you're trying to get it to move?


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08-05-15, 05:17 AM   #8  
Yes . It will move when it will go into gear, there doesn't seem to be any linkage adjustment except the tension for the brake

 
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08-05-15, 03:40 PM   #9  
Okay, I was thinking it wasn't moving at all when I made my earlier reply.

Will the shifter move easier with the engine off? Or is it hard to shift then too?


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08-05-15, 06:58 PM   #10  
Yes it's easier. It acts like there's a bind in the linkage it also wants to jump through neutral into which ever direction you want to go . It's also started acting like a slipping belt . As in there's a jerckeness in gear

 
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08-06-15, 10:24 AM   #11  
Sounds like your belt is either incorrect or routed improperly. That can cause all your symptoms.


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08-06-15, 01:16 PM   #12  
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Agree with belt or routing. Also possibly the spring for the idler (#18) is not connected properly.
With the parking brake on, the idler should release any tension on the belt stopping the trans pulley from spinning.

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