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Series 1000 and 1500 19.19 . A crease in the brake arm acts as a cam . At rest , 20 . SERVICING THE BRAKE PEDAL SHAFT BUSH - the ends of the two pins ride in the peak of the INGS : crease : See Figure 19.19 . â€¢ If there is insufficient travel in the linkage to fully apply the brakes , a simple visual inspection should identify the cause . 20.1 . Confirm that the brake pedal is firmly attached to the pedal shaft . See Figure 20.1 . Brake Pedal Figure 19.19 â€¢ The brake arm pivots on a square - headed stud . â€¢ The two pins are forced against the backing plate when force is applied to the arm . Figure 20.1 â€¢ The backing plate rides between the pins and the pad , to prevent the pins from damaging the 20.2 . Remove the cutting deck to reach the brake brake pad . pedal shaft , bushings , and bracket . 19.20 . Replace the pads if they are worn . They fre - 20.3 . Check for excessive play in the bushings . Replace them if they are worn . quently last many years unless the brakes have been dragging . NOTE : It is suggested that if any of these bush - 19.21 . Be sure the pin bores are clear of dirt and corro - ings need to be replaced , replace all of the pedal shaft bushings at this time . The speed control sion : either may cause the pins to bind and the pedal shaft bushings are replaced in a similar brakes to drag . manner . 19.22 . On assembly , apply a small amount of dry graphite lubricant to the pins and the spots on the brake arm that they contact . Do not allow any lubricant to get on the brake pad . 19.23 . Install the brake caliper , tightening the two nuts to 7 to 10 ft . - lbs . , then check and adjust the pad - to - rotor clearance . 19.24 . Install the rear wheel , tightening the lug nuts to a torque of 350 to 500 In . - lbs . Lower the tractor to the ground . 19.25 . After any brake service is performed , test the brakes as described in steps 24.2 through 24.4 , then test - drive the tractor in a safe area that is free of hazards , obstacles , and by - standers before returning the tractor to service . 32
Series 1000 and 1500 20.4 . The inboard brake pedal shaft bushing can be 20.6 . Press the brake pedal shaft as far outward as removed by removing the cotter pin and washer possible , and pry the worn bushing out of the that secure it . bracket . See Figure 20.4 . See Figure 20.6 . Bushing Figure 20.4 Figure 20.6 20.5 . The brake rod must be disconnected to remove NOTE : A pair of vice - grips and a plate can be the outboard brake pedal shaft bushing . used to press the end of the shaft flush with the Remove and discard the cotter pin that holds the edge of the bracket brake rod to the brake pedal shaft . NOTE : The inner bushing is a hex flange bush - See Figure 20.5 . ing . The outer bushing is similar , but has one open side . The â€œ tooth â€� in the top facet of the Brake rod bracket that supports the bushing registers in open side of the bushing . 20.7 . Clean any corrosion or dirt from the surfaces where the pedal shaft contacts the bushing , and slip the new bushings into place . See Figure 20.7 . Figure 20.5 Figure 20.7 33
Series 1000 and 1500 21.2 . Remove the battery hold down , battery and bat - tery tray from the unit . See Figure 21.2 . NOTE : Lubrication with grease may accelerate bushing wear . If lubrication is applied it should be in dry form such as graphite or PTFE ( Teflon ) . 20.8 . Secure the inner bushing with a new cotter pin Battery hold down and the flat washer that was previously removed . 20.9 . Move the pedal through itâ€™s range of travel to check for binding . If binding is encountered : â€¢ Bind in just a portion of the travel may be caused by a bent pedal shaft . â€¢ Constant bind is likely to be caused by a bent bracket . â€¢ Also check for interference between the parking brake and cruise control interlocks . Figure 21.2 20.10 . Correct any binding condition . 21.3 . Take tension off of the transmission belt idler 20.11 . Connect the brake rod to the brake pedal shaft , and remove the belt from around the idler pulley . and secure it with a new cotter pin . See Figure 21.3 . 20.12 . After any brake service is performed , test the brakes as described in steps 14.2 through 14.4 , then test - drive the tractor in a safe area that is Idler pulley free of hazards , obstacles , and by - standers before returning the tractor to service . 21 . TRANSAXLE REPLACEMENT : CVT â€¢ The single speed transaxles used in our CVT riders has evolved over the years . Internals have changed . Some have had the Variable Speed Pulley integrated into the transaxle . If you are replacing a transaxle it is very important to care - fully match the transmission part numbers between the old and new . A part number on the transmission case might be the number of the case half . Visually compare the IPL drawing with Figure 21.3 the actual transaxle to assure a match . â€¢ Before condemning a transaxle , check to make sure the brake is not locking up the transaxle . â€¢ Check the drive belts for damage or wear and make sure they are the correct belts and are not the cause of drive problems . â€¢ When replacing a transaxle within the warranty period , we have a like - kind exchange program . â€¢ Out of warranty transaxles can be serviced . 21.1 . Disconnect the battery cables ( negative first and then positive ) . 34