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Re: Craftsman YT4000 - Slow uphill [Re: Covington] #5239428 10/14/19 01:16 PM
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ok, so I just finished changing the belt out. Mower now has NO problems going up hills! And, added benefit that I also know the transmission oil isn't sludgy and disgusting. Good learning experience!

Now I have to figure out what part it was that fell off the mower last time out smile I don't see it anywhere on the parts list, so if you know what this is - let me know! (assuming engine somewhere since it was hot A.F. when I picked it up)

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Re: Craftsman YT4000 - Slow uphill [Re: Covington] #5239435 10/14/19 01:26 PM
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ok. looks like bottom of muffler. I was thinking maybe exhaust, so I looked that up and saw it as part of the muffler system. Maybe I'll be replacing all that also.

Re: Craftsman YT4000 - Slow uphill [Re: Covington] #5239514 10/14/19 03:29 PM
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Yep. For sure the deflector for the exhaust. Should be OK without it, but I'd check what the exhaust is now blowing down onto without it in place. I think those are pop riveted in place, so you'd have to drill those out of the muffler and re-rivet. New exhaust systems are expensive for these.


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Re: Craftsman YT4000 - Slow uphill [Re: JTK] #5240006 10/15/19 07:43 AM
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Originally Posted by JTK
Yep. For sure the deflector for the exhaust. Should be OK without it, but I'd check what the exhaust is now blowing down onto without it in place. I think those are pop riveted in place, so you'd have to drill those out of the muffler and re-rivet. New exhaust systems are expensive for these.


Thanks. I think I will just re-attach, then. No need to spend more smile

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nice work Covington.


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Re: Craftsman YT4000 - Slow uphill [Re: meep] #5241148 10/16/19 08:24 AM
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Originally Posted by meep
nice work Covington.


Thanks, it was a great experience. Even though I think it was mostly belt, I am glad I dug in and worked on the Trans-axle. Makes me feel like I know the workings of the mower much better. My next mission will to be to put a gas gauge on this sucker - I'm tired of running out of gas mid-way through a mowing.

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