Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.
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What kind of noise are you getting from it? Is it a whining sound? A squeal? Can you describe the noise for me?
You may be able to gain access to it that way however most of the time it requires that the transmission be removed from the machine in order to make this type of repair. Seldom is there enough room to work without removing the transmission from the machine.
This would explain a loss of drive and the noise that you are hearing.
If I were doing it in my shop it would cost somewhere around 100.00 - 110.00, but I know that shops in other areas may be charging more than what I do per hour here. It is a job that will require approximately 1 1/2 hours labor to do plus whatever parts that may need to be replaced. If you have to replace the pulley you can figure around 35 - 40 for it and the rest would be labor. You can figure it for your area if you know how much the shops there normally charge per hour to do repairs.
No problem, I will be away early in the morning for a meeting otherwise I will comment as soon as I am able.