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Lawn Tractor Blade Engagement Cable (replaces 746-04173E, 946-04173D) 946-04173E

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Part #946-04173E

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$51.93
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Part Information

This blade engagement cable (part number 946-04173E) is for lawn tractors.

Blade engagement cable 946-04173E pulls and pivots the belt idler pulley to tighten the belt and spin the cutting blades.

Wear work gloves to protect your hands when installing this part.

Reviews

Good quality product
October 20, 2023

The engagement cable I bought was for a 1997 Craftsman Riding Lawn Mower that has been a workhorse for me throughout the years. The new cable looks like original quality so I expect it to last 25 years or so. Price is going up though...inflation, I guess.

Carlos the Tinkerer, Fayetteville, Georgia

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Ease of Installation
Moderate
Duration of Installation
1 - 2 hours

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

yes
September 17, 2023

Perfect replacement

Von, Lincoln NE

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Ease of Installation
Moderate
Duration of Installation
30 minutes - 1 hour

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Fast delivery
August 19, 2023

Good 👍

Ed, Statesboro, GA

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Ease of Installation
Very Easy
Duration of Installation
Less than 30 minutes

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Blade Engagement Cable for Sears lawn tractor.
December 04, 2022

No instructions with Part. I had to figure out how to install part by trial and error.

ROBERT, MONTGOMERY AL

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Ease of Installation
Very Difficult
Duration of Installation
More than 2 hours

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Terrible
March 17, 2022

I specifically told the chat agent that the non spring end of the cable has a loop end ( not a straight end) she don't worry the picture is a generic picture. So now I have a second time wrong clutch cable. Terrible service!!

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Ease of Installation
Very Difficult
Duration of Installation
More than 2 hours
Difficult to install. One hard to reach area.
September 22, 2021

The fact that I was able to get this part for a nine year old mower was outstanding! I have always been fortunate to get parts through Sears Parts Direct!

None, Raynham, Ma.

1 person thought this review was helpful.

Ease of Installation
Difficult
Duration of Installation
30 minutes - 1 hour

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Broke in little over 1 season
September 09, 2021

Not good quality. Last on broke in 1 season. Was forced to buy again in order to use mower.

Tmow, Marshfield

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Ease of Installation
Difficult
Duration of Installation
1 - 2 hours

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Extremely POOR quality!!!!
August 24, 2021

This was the 5th time that I have had to do replacement on the Engagement cable. The last one broke after 372 days. (It would have been free if it was 364 days!) Purchased mower in 2012. Had to order replacement cables 10-13-14, 4-24-16, 7-15-19, 8-7-20, and 8-14-2021. A representative should have reached out to me with sincere apologies (perhaps after the 3rd replacement), and an offer to replace this poorly designed part at no charge, with free overnight shipping, AT THE VERY LEAST. The only person I talked to couldn't operate the computer, so I had to "chat" my way through the process. Incidentally, I returned the part, along with a brief note pointing out the design and quality issues, refraining from any @!$%##*\@!!!! comments. Not real easy to install due to restricted access. If I ever have to do this again, I will set fire to the mower first and send you all a testimonial photo which you could use, as an example of your most favorite customer. I have purchased numerous Sears products like power tools, major appliances, chain saw, circular saw, ratchet set, car and boat batteries, car tires, and have never ever purchased such a pathetic replacement part!!!!!! Truly a totally dissatisfied former customer. Mike Carter

Mike, Bloomington, In

1 person thought this review was helpful.

Ease of Installation
Very Difficult
Duration of Installation
1 - 2 hours

Yes, I would recommend this to a friend