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Replacing the drive cable on a craftsman push mower

by Manage My Life Last activity date:
May 11th, 2013

Craftsman 80 year anniversary self propelled lawnmower. Model number 917376746. I have The drive cable. I just need to know where to attach it, to get the belt to engage.

Craftsman , Lawn Mowers
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Yes that helps thanks!
by Manage My Life
May 11th, 2013
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Remove the cable from the bail arm on the handle.
Remove the bolt securing the cable housing to the handle.
Remove the spark plug wire.
Remove the belt cover on the front of the mower.
Tip the mower onto its side so the oil fill tube is down. This makes it easier to see where the cable connects.
Unhook the cable end from the transmission.
Use a pair of pliers to squeeze the cable clip from the bottom to remove the cable housing from the mower housing.
Route the cable in the same direction and reverse these steps to connect the cable.
Make sure to secure the cable to the handle with wire ties if needed.

I hope this assists you better. Please let me know.
by tnesbi0
May 9th, 2013
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Thank you tykara but I've seen this video and it dose not help with my model. I still need to know where the drive cable attaches to this model lawnmower.
by Manage My Life
May 7th, 2013
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Thank you for submitting your question. I understand your concern and I will be happy to assist you. I was able to find a


for the drive cable removal and replacement. It's an older video but it should assist you with this repair. I hope this helps. Please reply back to this thread if you require further assistance. Thank you for using Manage My Life.
by tnesbi0
May 6th, 2013
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I can understand your need for some type of instructions on how to properly replace the drive belt on your mower. While you are waiting for your expert answer, I did some research on the unit. At this time, I was unable to locate information that would be helpful in regards to your question. Some of these questions that are asked will need specific research and will be answered by an expert with-in two business days but usually sooner.
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by Manage My Life
May 3rd, 2013
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