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Sounds like you have a clutch rod touching something under the cutter body. Touching the pedal and the noise stops tells me that you have put tension on the connecting rods and have removed it from touching whatever it is touching.
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Check the clutch release bearings
If you notice chirping noises, push the pedal in with the vehicle still in neutral. If the noises go away when you load the pedal, the problem is with the clutch fork and pivot stud. Check for worn components and replace.
It`s likely to be the clutch pin making this clicking sound. It wears over time creating a grove that will eventually catch the clutch pedal and hold it down to the floor. There have been a few threads on this in the past.
Transmission Noisy in Neutral
These noises from your transmission, while it`s in neutral, could mean mechanical wear from some of the internal transmission parts. Reverse idler gears, worn bearings, worn gear teeth are some of the probable causes.
If you hear a high-pitched squeaking as you press the pedal then you know that you have a problem with your clutch. This sort of noise is usually associated with problems with the clutch release or throw-out bearings.
A clicking that goes away when you step on the pedal probably means something has gotten loose in the pressure plate and when you step on the pedal it puts the mechanism under pressure and quiets things down.
Low or Dirty Engine Oil
If your car is making clicking sounds when driving, a likely culprit is low or dirty engine oil. Motor oil lubricates all of the components so that you can drive with ease. If you are running low on engine oil, the metal parts may start to tap and grind over time.
Automatic vehicles that are on neutral while on neutral doesn`t save on fuel, use hand break instead so that you don`t wear out your transmission. Damage happens when if the gear is in N when the light turns green. As a result, you`ll end up revving the engine to no avail, costing you more fuel.
Rumbling and growling
The growling of a bad transmission bearing, like the whine of a bad gear, will become increasingly more noisy while it wears, until the bearing seizes or falls apart, with catastrophic results.
As well as wearing out your leg muscles, you`re also putting needless strain on the clutch. It`s much better to put your car in neutral and apply the handbrake to keep it stationary. When you put your car in neutral, the clutch is spared unnecessary wear and tear.
Once you`re in neutral, you can let out the clutch completely without the engine idle changing. As long as you`re not moving, leaving the car in neutral or pressing the clutch will keep the vehicle running.
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When the furnace kicks on the blower makes a noise like the squirrel cage or what ever is rubbing against a side, but after it gets going the scraping noise stops and then again when the furnace shuts of and the blower motor is coming to a stop it make a scraping noise Can I grease it or adjust it, or is it just buy a whole new assembly?
Sounds like it is off balance may check it for objects or loose bolts or screws that hole it in place
Is the rubber on the drive wheel on the snapper mower fixed to the metal hub? The rubber wheel part of the drive is not securely attached to the metal frame and slips when the mower goes up hill. Should I replace the drive wheel?
Yes, it may have gotten excessive oil on it and swelled the rubber. Replace the drive wheel.
I have a Husqvarna YTH 2242 TDF Ride-on-mower/Yard Tractor.Have you ever come across a problem with driving after re-engaging the transmission?
I disengaged the transmission to push the tractor in my garage a few days ago.
Today I re-engaged the transmission. At first it wouldn’t reverse, then I repeated the operation and all was well…I thought.
I set off towards my lawn…up a small slope, and towards the top of the slope eased off on the forward drive pedal, while deciding which way to go, and the tractor slowed, and stopped. Then, to start moving forward again I pressed the forward drive pedal. But, the tractor had no forward drive…nor did it have any Brake pedal. There was just nothing ……and the tractor rolled back down the slope, quite quickly, gathering speed, backwards. Luckily it is not much of a slope and it came to rest on the flat again. When I tried the Forward drive to set off again, it worked…and the brake worked too. I thought I must simply have panicked somehow. So I set off again…and at the top of the slope, again paused…eased off on the forward drive……..and again the same thing happened. No forward drive, no brakes!
Has anyone encountered this problem before?
and …does the brake pedal operate on the transmission somehow, rather than on the road wheels?
Hello! There are two known faults with the Husqvarna YTH…# 1 is the drive belt slipping…The belts have a manufacturing defect, in that they are out of specification in length…After some usage slipping occurs…#2 is a brake recall which is described below…It refers to the 19.5 HP 42″ cut but the 46″ cut utilizes the same braking mechanism…Guru…saailerBrake Recall.
Husqvarna Lawn Tractor Recall: Parking Brake Failure
July 9, 2009
NAME OF PRODUCT: CRAFTSMAN LAWN TRACTORS
UNITS: ABOUT 8,200
MANUFACTURER: HUSQVARNA CONSUMER OUTDOOR PRODUCTS N.A. INC., OF AUGUSTA, GA.
HAZARD: The tractor’s parking brake may fail, which could result in a loss of control.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES: No incidents or injuries have been reported.
DESCRIPTION: The recalled Craftsman Power Lawn Tractor is gray, has a
19.5 horsepower engine, automatic drive and a 42 inch cutting deck. The
model and serial numbers can be found on a plate under the tractor’s
seat. The following model and serial numbers are included in this
Husqvarna lawn tractor recall.
MODELS CRAFTSMAN 917.289080, CRAFTSMAN 917.289081, Serial numbers, 012709A001000 THROUGH 031209D999999
SOLD BY: SEARS AND KMART STORES NATIONWIDE AND ON THE WEB AT
WWW.SEARS.COM (http://WWW.SEARS.COM) FROM JANUARY 2009 THROUGH APRIL
2009 FOR ABOUT $1,200.
MANUFACTURED IN: UNITED STATES
REMEDY: CONSUMERS SHOULD STOP USING THE RECALLED TRACTORS IMMEDIATELY
AND CONTACT SEARS FOR A FREE INSPECTION AT YOUR HOME AND, IF NECESSARY, A
FREE REPAIR OF THE PARKING BRAKE CABLE. SEARS IS DIRECTLY CONTACTING
CONSUMERS WHO PURCHASED THIS PRODUCT.
CONSUMER CONTACT: FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, CONTACT SEARS AT (800)
978-7615 BETWEEN 9 A.M. AND 10 P.M. ET MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, OR VISIT
SEAR’S WEB SITE AT WWW.SEARS.COM (http://WWW.SEARS.COM)
Mowing deck makes ticking noise when blades are engaged.
A FEW THINGS TO LOOK AT ARE ,1THE PULLY SHIELDSMAKE SURE THEY AREN’T BENT TO CLOSE TO THE PULLEY’S.2 THE PULLEY BEARING’S MAY BE WORE OUT AND TO BREAK .3LOOK UNDER THE DECK TO MAKE SURE YOU DIDN’T GET SOMETHING TRAPED IN THE CUTTING DECK.HOPE THIS HELPED.
Drive belt Have replace drive belt but mower still has no forward movement. Mower is only 2 years old but its already had to have another drive belt installed by the dealer last year. wanted to do it myself but when i install belt theres hardly any tension so mower doesnt move. Checked and rechecked the diagram and is installed correctly. Cant find a tensioner adjustment if it has one.
I don’t have an answer for you, but Do you have a diagram of the Drive Belt?
Replacing drive and auger belts on a John Deere 1032 snowthrower
You don’t need to remove the any lever linkages but you will need to remove some of the pulleys.If you can give an exact model number of the tractor it would help.
How to change drive belt – Huskee Tractor Replacement Riding Lawn Mower 42" Deck Mulching Kit fits Huske
Step 1 – Loosen tension and remove belt. Locate the adjustment fastener and loosen it. …
Step 2 – Inspect drive and drive pulleys. Check the drive and pulley wheels. …
Step 3 – Select correct replacement belt. …
Step 4 – Install V-belt. …
Step 5 – Correctly tension new belt. …
Step 6 – Start the engine.
Need a diagram for craftsman 44″ riding mower drive belt. Mine threw belt and cannot locate original manual.
If you can find the model number of your mower, you should be able to find your manual here. I hope this helps.http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/index.action