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Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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I've got a Sears Lawn Tractor. Replaced the mower deck drive

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I've got a Sears Lawn Tractor. Replaced the mower deck drive belt. But I forgot where the drive belt cable spring connects. Directions say to the Idler Arm. Where is that?
JA: What's the make and model of the mower? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: Craftsman Model nr###-##-#### It's about 4 years old.
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Yes, I'm all done except for this spring on the end of the cable. I disconnected the spring on the wrong end.
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: No, thank you.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 9 months ago.

Welcome to JUST ANSWER small engines, let me try to help you !! I don't know it all, but maybe together we can get you a satisfactory answer!

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 9 months ago.

Idler bracket is the lever that has the idler pulley on it, the spring has to pull the pulley tight against the belt See picture below.