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Disassembly of Transaxle
Estimated Time Required: 12 minutes

Tools Required:
(1) 7/32" allen wrench
(1) 7/16" combination wrench
(1) 9/16" combination wrench
(1) 11/16" combination wrench
(2) 3/4" combination wrenches
(1) needle nose pliers or spring hook


Figure 28
1. Place the transaxle onto the transmission base plate (PN 539116708) and bolt it down with at least two bolts.
     

Figure 29
2. Loosen the 7/16" lock nuts at the top of each rubber spring assembly.
     


Figure 30

3. Loosen the 3/4" jam nuts on top of each rubber spring assembly.
     


Figure 31

4. Pull the rubber spring assemblies away from each cradle.
     


Figure 32

5. Using the 11/16" combination wrench, loosen the pivot bolt lock nuts.
     


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6. Using the needle nosed pliers or the spring hook, remove the cradle spring from the cradle spring holders.
     


Figure 34

7. Using the 7/32" allen wrench, back off the pivot bolts until they are clear of the bushings on each cradle.
     


Figure 35

8. Using a 9/16" wrench, remove the nuts from the top and bottom of each roller plate located at the front of the transmission (four nuts in all).
     


Figure 36

9. Remove the upper rubber tension springs.
     


Figure 37

10. Using a 9/16" combination wrench, loosen the jam nuts at the bottom of each neutral rod.
     


Figure 38

11. Using a 9/16" combination wrench, unscrew the neutral assemblies from the base by turning the adjustment nut at the top of the neutral assemblies.
     


Figure 39

12. Remove the cradles from the center assembly.