It got lodged in between and somehow popped the belt off. Next, pull the click pin from the deck hanger rod in the front. In my case, I also required another such bolt on the spring assisted swing arm pulley that takes up the belt slack. If this keeps up I could end up paying as much as it's worth in repairs. I changed the drive belt on a Husky 2354 in thirty minutes yesterday start to finish using a tractor lift. It wasn't too bad, took me about an hour, and I didn't have any major problems.
I then put the belt back on and under tension zip tied it moderately firmly in place. It gave me about 2 feet of clearance and a sturdy stand. Move the tractor to a level spot, with plenty of clearance on both sides. Take the ignition key out and remove the spark plug to prevent any accidental starting while you work. The transmission pulley has a guard all the way around it. My used Z Force 48 did this with regularity when I first got the unit. These bolts keep the belt from falling off the pulley when the lever is thrown the opposite way.
Lay over tractor so the gas cap is highest point. Removed old belt and install the new belt. I had to do this anyway, because the fan needed to be replaced. You pull this out to disengage the deck. A beat-up belt, bent, or out of alignment pulley can cause this as well. The added slack would allow the belt to fall off if the bolts weren't positioned next to the pulley to prevent it.
Thanks Doug Hi, Just bought my first Cub Cadet. Because of the complexity involved, Cub Cadet recommends that you seek out a dealer if you have to replace the transmission belt, which helps provide your lawn tractor with forward and backward movement. You have to remove the pulley and lift it up, to clear the guard. That kept the pulley from rotating. I read in one post where the wiring just had to be unplugged but not removed. So I called Lowes where it was purchased and they gave me a name of a repair shop that said I would have to bring it in. I just made it very snug.
Do not damage V pulley! Put the click pin back into the deck hanger rod in the front and then put the J-hooks securely back onto the deck lift arm. The Cub Cadet Series 1000 operator's manual recommends replacing a worn or broken deck drive belt with the original manufacturer's deck drive belt of the corresponding size. Now return the belt covers to their proper places and tighten their fasteners. One thing, check the two idler v pulleys bearings as they do go dry after four years or so. Remove the belt from the left-hand spindle pulley.
Turn the ratchet toward the front of the mower to loosen the belt tension on a 42-inch deck. The lawn tractor's other belt, the deck belt, keeps the mower blades moving and can be changed without a trip to the shop in as little as 20 minutes. Now would be a good time to have one of your kids start cleaning it. I am rebuilding deck so it is off mower and trying to change drive belt. My fix was less stylish.
When the deck drive belt becomes worn, damaged or broken, it can result in poor cutting performance, vibration and compete cutting failure. Remove the spark plug once again, lower the cutting deck and examine the belt to ensure that it is correctly routed and tightened. This will make it easier to complete later belt-removal steps. Anyone else having this problem? After the deck is down, remove the front linkage bar from the front of the tractor. All of these tractors use a mower deck drive belt on a pulley system that drives the cutting blades.
Referring to the belt routing diagram, your sketch or photo, now place the new belt on the mower deck correctly. I simply lifted the front axle of my mower onto a sturdy wooden table. Things You'll Need Undo the belt keeper rod from around the engine pulley if your mower has a 42- or 46-inch deck. Cub Cadet Series 1000 lawn tractors feature a range of cutting decks from 42 to 50 inches wide and engines ranging from 18 to 27 horsepower. I then used a 10mm socked and my dad's hand twisty socket thingy and with one hard push, that damn little nut came loose. Lower the deck all the way and then locate the J-hooks that attach the deck to either side of the deck lift arm. Removed the battery and and deck.
On all the other mowers I have owned the steering column had to be disconnected, but no mention of this in either video. Lower the deck and place the belt around the engine pulley, and then fasten the belt keeper rod back into place. This may work for you, as I've not had the belt fly off once in the 3 years I've used the mower since the repair. Keeping the spring in place solved my problem. I am rebuilding deck so it is off mower and trying to change drive belt. Shelley Marie has been writing professionally since 2008 for online marketing and informational websites.