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How do I remove the deck from a toro lx500? For about 3

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How do I remove...

How do I remove the deck from a toro lx500?

Mechanic's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?

For about 3 months

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes

Submitted: 21 days ago.Category: Small Engine
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Customer reply replied 21 days ago
Need to get to my steering pinion
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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 21 days ago
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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 21 days ago

Lower your deck to its lowest setting, then remove your deck belt from your pto clutch.

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 21 days ago

Next, look toward the rear of your deck, you will see a spring loaded J-Handle on each side. You will pull out on your J-Handles to release the rear of your deck.

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Customer reply replied 21 days ago
How do I remove the belt from the pro clutch
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 21 days ago

Next, slide your deck forward to release it from the rod that hooks to the front of your deck. Just lift up on the rod.

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 21 days ago

Just pull on your belt and roll it off your pto clutch pulley.

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 21 days ago

Now, you can pull your deck from under your mower.

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Customer reply replied 21 days ago
Got the belt off, working on the next step
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 21 days ago

Take your time.

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Customer reply replied 21 days ago
The job handles won't pull out, what should I do?
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 21 days ago

Use a pair of pliers and wiggle them until they pull out.

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Customer reply replied 21 days ago
Got them out
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 21 days ago

Very good!

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Customer reply replied 21 days ago
How do I remove and install steering pinion?
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 21 days ago

Do you already have your new parts?

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 21 days ago

Parts - Click Here

Please click on the link above and let me know the part number for the new parts you have.

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Customer reply replied 21 days ago
10,11,15
Customer reply replied 21 days ago
Hello?
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 21 days ago

I am back with you. I am trying to find a detailed manual for you.

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 21 days ago

First, you will need to remove both tie rod ends from your sector gear.

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 21 days ago

I found a video that shows this steering repair on a John Deere lawn tractor. The process is the same for your Toro.

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Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 21 days ago

Let me know if the video helps. Thanks!

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Customer reply replied 21 days ago
Underneath toro is different than John deer
Technician: Donald, Small Engine Technician replied 21 days ago

I do apologize, because I do not have step by step installation instructions, that are specific to your mower for installing your steering parts. Initially, I was under the impression that you just needed to know how to remove your deck.

If you like, I can opt out to give another expert an opportunity to work with you. Hopefully someone will have the information you need in order to finish installing your parts.

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