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Mtd riding mower steering shaft is stripped out

The steering shaft on my mtd model 13AN673G131 riding mower has stripped out gears and I need to replace it.

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Go to WWW.MTD.COM they have the parts you need, most of the time. Depending on how old it is

Posted on Aug 29, 2014


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SOURCE: MTD RIDING MOWER with 618-0229 transmission.

sounds like you need a new drive belt

Posted on May 04, 2009



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SOURCE: Need to remove rear wheels to replace tires on MTD riding mower.

most likely rust has taken over
find some liquid wrench or pb blaster and spray the axles liberally and let it penetrate the axles and wheel hubs where the axle goes through.
use a 2x4 and a hammer to tap against the wheel hub to try to move it down the axle then tap in back on to try to free it up as the penetrating oil works in, spin the wheel and tap in different areas of it
the worst case cenario would be to use a torch and heat the axle and hub up and drive it off, but it sounds as though you are moving it some and with some patience they eventually should come off
when you put them back be sure to coat the axle with some grease and do not forget to reinstall the key stock in each wheel, if they have it
the bolt in the center of the axle is all you need to remove and note where the washers came from and where they go back.

hope this helps you some

Posted on Jun 14, 2009

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SOURCE: mtd yard bug model - 198707 riding lawn mower blade belt size?

I dont know the belt size but if you go to mtd belts in you should find it. Stephen.

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SOURCE: MTD riding mower does not move forward or reverse.

this is a belt driven transmission. from the engine driven pulley going aft towards the xmission differential there is another smaller variable speed pulley, there is a long belt between these two, from the variable speed pulley there is a larger xmission pulley that sits kitty-corner to it with a belt between these two. This larger "xmission pulley" is what drives the differential and depending upon which gear you have selected, makes it go forward or reverse. Check that both belts between pulleys are on, check that pulley's hardware is completely secured (nuts tightened down) The heads of these pulley's are splined to align to the shaft(s) and if they aren't tight, they will just spin and not engage the transmission. If your battery is under the seat, remove it and you should be able to see and access the aft pulleys. If both belts are on and engaging the pulley's and the shaft is turning on the transmission pulley than you have transmission differential failure. Bet it's the belt off or pulley head loose. Good luck, hope this helps

Posted on Apr 14, 2010


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SOURCE: My mtd riding lawn mower won't go into gear...

Yes , this is what I had- the vari- pully was stuck and wouldn't move up or down and keep pressure on the belt. once I sprayed it with wd40 it started moving up and down ok- and would shift ok-

Posted on May 24, 2010

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