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1997 Toro walk behind mower 3 speed transmission


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08-04-16, 06:59 PM   #1  
1997 Toro walk behind mower 3 speed transmission

I have an old Toro mower with a 3 speed transmission that's pretty hard to shift threw the gears.
Any solutions for this it's a great running mower besides the hard to shift problem.
Also is it possible to interchange the 3 speed with the cheaper single speed transmission?

 
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08-05-16, 04:50 AM   #2  
First I would unhook the control cable from the tranny and see if it is the transmission or the cable that is stiff.

 
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08-05-16, 02:15 PM   #3  
I pulled out the plastic shift arm on the transmission and packed it with grease.
That seemed to smooth it out about 50%.
We'll see how it holds up after mowing the lawn.

 
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