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Trying to figure out how to loosen timing belt on my cub

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trying to figure out how to loosen timing belt on my cub cadet 33" mower so i can reposition one of the twin blades
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

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You can remove the tension on the idler pulley that runs on that timing belt which should allow you to turn the blade or pulley and position it back into place where you need it and then allow the idler pulley to come back into place to hold tension on the belt.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
how do i loosen the tension on the idler pulley
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
specifically on the cub cadet 33", would you have a picture or video link
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 1 year ago.

If you look at the idler bracket, opposite end from where the pulley is at you should see a square hole in the bracket you can take a ratchet inserted into that hole and release tension on belt by just turning your ratchet.