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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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Replace Deck belt on my Cub Cadet LTX1045 and now the PTO

Customer Question

Replace Deck belt on my Cub Cadet LTX1045 and now the PTO will not engage - how do I fix this problem
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months ago.

Did you get the electric clutch wires reattached to the clutch? They had to be removed to install the new deck belt.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Did not have and electric clutch wires
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months ago.

Manual engaged clutch or button on the dash?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Manuel
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
No this is fine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months ago.

Cable from the deck engage lever goes to the deck, and has to move the idler with the cable movement. Is the cable in place and moving the idler bracket?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
are you still there
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months ago.

Yes.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months ago.

See cable and spring , to the idler pulley bracket?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months ago.

That is what tightens the belt. Is it moving the idler?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
No phone call
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months ago.

We don't need call!

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months ago.

So do you have a hand on why the deck does not work? Belt has to be tight when engine is OFF and the engagement lever is on?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
belt is loose when the engine is off
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months ago.

And engaged? If so, you have belt routed wrong. or the cable is not moving the lever.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
cable is not moving the lever
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months ago.

Cable broke inside the housing?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
How can I know if this is the case
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months ago.

Unhook the cable at the deck and pull on the cable , and work the lever, to see if all is connected.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
What do I do if the cable is broken
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months ago.

Replace the cable!

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