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Donald, Small Engine Technician
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Experience:  I have 25+ years of experience repairing 2 & 4 cycle engines
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I have a 18 horse 42" deck craftsman riding mower with auto

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I have a 18 horse 42" deck craftsman riding mower with auto transmission, I bought it in April of 04. It worked fine when I put it up for the winter but since I started to use it this season, when I put it in forward it zerks pretty bad and when I go down a small grade it free wheels and then grabs to take hold. Going into reverse it is fine?????Got any Ideas??
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.
Hello James. My name is***** will be happy to assist you. Check your transmission drive belt to see if it is worn, loose, or slightly slipping. Many times, a worn drive belt can cause this problem. You and I can continue from here. Thanks!