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craftsman automatic lawn tracter
#1   Apr 10, 2013 11:59 am
I just picked up a craftsman lawn tracterm with an 18.5 hp Kohler twin. engine runs fine, but when I go to put it into gear it makes a sort of loud screeching noise. when I go to push it, it really drags. The brake unit is free.

The model number is 917.258870, serial # 021197C002294. the #'s on the transaxel are   150073          218-3010L        6348C1058.

It does have a spin on filter, but I don't see any p;ace to refill it (and what do I use?)

ANY IDEAS?

craftsman Lawn Tracter, hydrostatic, won't move.
#2   Apr 1, 2013 10:13 pm
Okay, I had previously posted about this tracter Sears # 917.258870, Serial # 021197c002294, with a kohler 18.5 HP twin. It runs, but does not want to move. Pushes very hard. Put the engage/disengage lever in the rear in and out without any difference. Worked the disc on the brake set-up and it turns freely. I also tried moving the shift lever as I was trying to push it, but it didn't make any difference.

I got these numbers off of the trans-axel case   150073         218-3010L       6348c1058,     also, while looking under this tracter, I see that there is a filter(looks loke a spin on) on it.

I went on the sears parts site, but those pictures don't do any justice. anyone know where I can get a REAL manual, or somewhere where I can download one.

As I said in my original post, the engine runs, and then I put the brake/clutch in and put it in either forward or reverse. when I let the pedal out it make a sort of screeching or grinding noise and doesn't show any effert  as if it wants to move.

So that is where I am at. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated. At this point, I have not looked to see if there is any way to check or fill any fluid. I am thinking about taking off the seat assembly and rear fender assembly to get a better look at things.

Thanks,

Don 

craftsman lawn tracter, 917.258870 automatic, won't go into gear
#3   Mar 26, 2013 7:58 pm
I just picked up a craftsman lawn tracterm with an 18.5 hp Kohler twin. engine runs fine, but when I go to put it into gear it makes a sort of loud screeching noise. It seems like it wants to move, but doesn't.also, when I go to push it, it really drags.

can someone lead me to a site where I can download transmission information, both parts and repair information.

Thanks

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