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To replace a transmission drive belt on a Cub Cadet LT1045 or LT 1050 you need to remove the deck, preferably put the front wheels up on blocks or stands, unplug the PTO power (directly under the engine, which can be a pain ), use an impact wrench (you need the speed of the impact wrench because the engine will turn) and a 5/8″ socket and reverse the bolt out of the PTO.

The PTO may be sized on there so you may want to tap it with a hammer and a block of wood carefully to release it. AT this point remove the 4 engine mount bolts from underneath (1/2″ I believe). You will need to remove the left steering nut and arm to have access to the 4th bolt. Do not remove or replace engine mount bolts with impact wrench or bolts may break. Loosen old belt from tensioner pulley. Place pry bar under engine to slightly lift engine and move aft to expose belt from pulley and remove from pulley. Remove old belt from engine pulley first, transmission pulley last. Remember how belt goes around pulleys before doing so, draw a map if needed.

You’ll need to put the belt on the transmission pulley first then thread the belt up to the engine pulley. Carefully push engine back into place and exhaust pipes into forward muffler will take some patience. Bolt engine back on being careful not to over tighten bolts. Place steering arm and nut back in place. Thread your belt back through the pulleys and tensioner (make sure your spring is strong enough to tension the belt or buy a new one).

The PTO is “keyed” on the shaft. Replace bolt and washer. Put your deck back on and you’re ready to mow again. Give yourself an hour for this one.

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A common cause of belt breakage is excessive grass clippings on the deck. Grass clippings can work their way under pulleys and deck covers, causing series problems. Make sure to clean off your deck after every mower use and follow manufacturer recommendations.

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When engaging the blades, the mower dies! why? how can we fix it? mower is only one year old.
ANSWER : Get the carburator cleaned there is dirt in it

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I have a LT1050 cub cadet and my blades won’t engage, i have checked and i have 14.1 volts at the clutch, what do you suggest?
ANSWER : When you say you have 14.4 volts to the clutch, is that measuring voltage from one terminal to ground? or between terminals. If you actually measured at both therminals, then a bad ground would not be an issue. With mower off, remove wires from clutch terminals. With ohm meter check resistance between terminals, if you have none, then clutch is bad. Also check each terminal to ground, it should be open to ground.

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Cub cadet gtx 1054 height adjustment cable keeps coming off pulley on left side replaced pulley several times
ANSWER : Its the cable, not being tight enough.. I had the same issue…maybe its stretched.

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I need a belt diagram for cub cadet 3235 mower deck preferably free as this is for our church.
ANSWER : Type in your model number to your search engine. find your model, and your diagrams will be there.
hope this helps.

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My mower blades disengage when operating.
ANSWER : Not sure of your question, but if you mean, they start when you flip the switch and then disengage but the switch stays up.. you need to check two things. (1) The out put of your alternator, read the battery with a volt meter before you start it, then start up the engine and read the voltage again should be a higher reading with the engine running. 12.4 vdc with the engine off – 13.7 vdc with it running. (just an example). Next will be your seat switch.There is a switch under the seat if you are not sitting in the seat the blades should turn off. so the switch could be out of its socket, or broken.

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Cub Cadet zero turn. Cannot get the blades to turn when PTO switch is pulled. Belts are fine and attached. Please help.
John
ANSWER : I had the same problem. there was a short in the relay just before the wire gets to to back pulley assembly.

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Cub Cadet 1525 belt diagram
ANSWER : Attached is the blade diagram for correct placement of the deck belt. There is some bleed through from the back page, but you can see the direction of the belt. I have a 1525 mower for the last 11 years, still running and going. Hope this helps!

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How to replace the drive belt on a 2006 cub cadet 1045 hydrostatic xsmsn tractor. It is not included in my operator’s manual. I need directions on how to replace the drive belt on my 2006 cub cadet. It has the hydrostatic transmission. My operator’s manual wants me to take it to a dealer to have them replace it.
ANSWER : Use the link below to download the manual for free.
http://www.cubcadet.info/Manuels/2005/Tracteurs/LT1042-LT1045-LT1046-LT1050-Owner.pdf

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