How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Donald Your Own Question
Donald, Small Engine Technician
Category: Small Engine
Satisfied Customers: 1768
Experience:  I have 25+ years of experience repairing 2 & 4 cycle engines
Type Your Small Engine Question Here...
Donald is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I have an issue as the right transmission heats up. It

Customer Question

I have an issue as the right transmission heats up. It begins to stop operating and makes a squeeling noise, what can I do to repair this noise. Thought about changing filter kit but don't know how to get to it.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: 1 year
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: yes, if possible
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: after you let it sit for about 30 minutes it will operate for a bout 30-45 minutes
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Donald replied 2 months ago.

Hello. Thank you for choosing Just Answer. My name is***** will be happy to assist you.

Expert:  Donald replied 2 months ago.

What is the make of your mower? Do you have your model numbers available?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Cub Cadet Model RZT 50
Expert:  Donald replied 2 months ago.

Thanks for your reply. Have you checked the condition of the belt that drives your transmission. If this belt is worn, or slightly slipping, it can affect the performance of your transmission. Have you noticed any oil leaks on your transmission? We can continue from here.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I just replaced the belt, and have no visible oil leaks.
Expert:  Donald replied 2 months ago.

Have you checked the oil level in your transmission?

Expert:  Donald replied 2 months ago.

If everything is looking ok externally, then you likely have an internal issue with your transmission. The squealing could be caused by either your belt slipping your pulley, or the bearing on your input shaft, could be partially seizing after it heats up.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Is the input shaft the one driven by the belt?
Expert:  Donald replied 2 months ago.

Yes, you are correct.

Related Small Engine Questions