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How do I replace a Drive Belt in a Tiller?

The drive belt is used to connect the engine pulley to the transmission. Poor tilling is caused by a worn belt. If the belt is broken, replace it.

Follow these steps to fix your issue:

  1. Disconnect the spark plug wire

    Pull the spark plug wire out of the plug.

  2. Remove the drive belt cover

    Pull the drive belt cover off when you remove the mounting screws.

  3. Remove the drive belt

    Pull the belt keeper off by removing the bolts from it. Pull the idler pulley off after removing the bolt. The drive belt can be removed from the engine and transmission pulleys.

  4. Install the new drive belt

    The engine pulley and transmission pulley need to be moved to accommodate the new drive belt. Attach the idler pulley with the belt routed over it and through the belt guide. The belt keeper needs to be reinstalled. The belt must be routed through the belt keeper.

  5. Reinstall the drive belt cover

    Attach the drive belt cover with the mounting screws.

  6. Reconnect the spark plug wire

    Attach the spark plug wire to the engine.

Time required:

15 minutes.

You would need the following tools:

work gloves, wrench set.

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