Model #917376310 CRAFTSMAN Walk Behind Lawnmower, Gas

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Q:

Remove stuck pinion. 917376310 Craftsman Mower

A:

Thanks for the inquiry and for being a valued member.

Spray some penetrating oil between the pinion gear and the axle, and tap the gear with a hammer to help the rust buster penetrate.

If you can't get the pinion gear off this way, you can get a gear puller and pull it off. To install the gear puller on the pinion, you will ruin the dust cover. There is a pawl installed in the gearbox shaft that may get damaged also.

I don’t think you’ll need the puller though. With penetrating oil and some taps, the gear will usually come free without damaging other components.

I hope this helps and thanks for using SearsPartsDirect.com. We appreciate your business. 

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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
April 08, 2015
Q:

axel on model 917-377660 self propelled mower.

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I understand that you want to replace the drive axel on your self propelled mower. While you are waiting for an expert to respond, I have attached some helpful links below that may provide information to assist you with your question. Have a great day!

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Alina F. -
May 05, 2012
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Thank you for your question on the replacement of the rear self-propel drive axle.

You will first need to remove the hub caps on both rear wheels.

Then remove the retainer clips that hold the wheels on.

Then remove the retainer clip for the drive gear assembly. Note: (The left are right drives are slightly different so I would suggest keeping all the parts in a line for each side so you have the proper order for re-assembly).

Once you have the drive gear assembly off both sides then remove the wheel adjuster assembly.

Remove the belt from the transmission and slide the transmission to the shaft side until the short shaft side clears the hole in the deck.

Remove the pulley and belt idler bracket from the old transmission and install onto the new one.

Reverse the assemble procedure from the above instructions.

If you are replacing just the axle in the transmission you will need to split the cover on the transmission after you get it out of the mower with the instructions above.

Please let me know if you need anymore help.

Sam A.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
May 08, 2012
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Sam A., Thanks, however, my mower is a front wheel drive, model # 917 376 310. I've removed the original gear box and axle which was a considerable effort because the bear box prevented me from sliding the short axle far enough to clear the hole.

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martin -
October 12, 2012
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Thank you for your question on the gear drive gear box. The model number for the original call above was for a rear wheel drive but they are very much the same. Yes you model does have a front wheel drive and if are having a problem with. What also makes it difficult to remove the transmission is the sleeve over the axle shaft. Do you want to replace the transmission? Please reply with what you are trying to do. Sam A.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
October 15, 2012
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Sam, Yes!!! You nailed it! That darn sleeve. Had to cut part of it off just to get the tranny side of the axle out of the cutter deck hole. Then had to 'convince' the other end to slide out with a hammer. I imagine that sleeve will be an issue when I install the new tranny and axle. Should I remove the height adjustment mechanisms? Looks like it only involves removing two nuts on each side. I do have most (80%) of the sleeve left to reinstall. Thanks so much. Almost frustrated, Marty M.

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martin -
October 15, 2012
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Sam, I double-chscked. My model # is 917-376310. Don't know where that other # came from unless it's a typo on my part. Marty M.

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martin -
October 15, 2012
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Thank you for the update and yes it will be a lot easier to remove and install the transmission. Check for bearing wear in the adjusters. Thank you. Sam A.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
October 15, 2012
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