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I did the check as suggested and the dipstick...

I did the check as suggested and the dipstick nearly left my hand due to the force coming from the tube. So I guess that means a blown head gasket. How difficult would it be to replace gasket....
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The engine is a Briggs 20 hp Intek plus, roughly...

The engine is a Briggs 20 hp Intek plus, roughly 10-12 years old.
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Smoking engine on craftsman dls 3500

While cutting grass on the said mower, the mowing deck suddenly stopped. Later I discovered that the spring on the mower engage had broken causing the stoppage. Well, just after that on the way back...
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Question What do the letters mean?

I read in a post comparing lawn tractors that some were built by MTD and some were built by AYP. The post indicated the AYP mowers are the better choice. Who are the companies and where are they...
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10-4. Thanks for your time and help!

10-4. Thanks for your time and help!
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The model #for this tractor is 917288132.

The model #for this tractor is 917288132.
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I took some pictures of the front end of this...

I took some pictures of the front end of this tractor, but didn't see any way to upload them.
The pictures show the tread wear: on the right front I have about 1 inch of tread on both outside edges...
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2007 Craftsman 3500 DLS lawn Tractor

I have had steering problems with this mower stemming from a bent right drive link. After trying unsuccessfully to find the right part, I decided to try to bend the existing link to original shape...
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I had just picked some at the local parts house,...

I had just picked some at the local parts house, what they had in stock. They were not the right ones for my mower. I didn't realize they could order exactly what I needed, but they advised they...
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The pads are about the same thickness, only the...

The pads are about the same thickness, only the surface was rougher on the new ones. I didn't check the plungers. I have seen other videos that showed an adjustable spring, but this mower doesn't...
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Exclamation 2007 Craftsman DLS 3500 mower brake adjustment

I have just replaced the pads on the above mentioned mower and still do not have brakes. I have adjusted the middle nut on the caliper, which used to give some brakes, but now it doesn't help. Is...
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10-4. I'll clean it up and keep it running as...

10-4. I'll clean it up and keep it running as long as possible. Thanks for all your help!
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What would be the fix for this problem? I haven't...

What would be the fix for this problem? I haven't checked the brake for any leakage, but it looks like the axle going into both rear wheels is wet with this grease, with the most around the right...
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Same mower, new question

What would cause a build-up of grease on the inside of the back wheels to the point of the grease leaking onto the the concrete floor?
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Good call, Cheese. Followed your instructions,...

Good call, Cheese. Followed your instructions, shifting good.
Mower is in good working condition thanks to all the help from this forum.

Good job, Guys!
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update

I have removed the front wheels, spindles, and axle to inspect. No damage to frame or axle. The spindle seems a little bent, so I hammered on it and replaced everything and it is some better! Not...
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Also, this model doesn't have a link connecting...

Also, this model doesn't have a link connecting the wheels. There are 2 drag links that connect the front wheel spindles to the steering gear plate.
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The model # is 917.288132. The belt doesn't...

The model # is 917.288132.
The belt doesn't appear to be too tight, but the belt is the original. Maybe it needs replacing.
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2007 Craftsman dls 3500 riding mower: 2 issues

First issue: Since this mower was purchased it has a tendency to "leap" when the brake pedal is released. Is there an adjustment I can make to minimze this problem?

Second issue: The "leaping"...
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