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Dixon Z-Drive Transaxle Installation

Written By: Jack Hayes

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Dixon Z-Drive Transaxle Overhaul and Adjustment Manual Page 11 of 12 on how to Overhaul and Adjust Dixon Z-Drive Transaxle. We are an Authorized Dixon ZTR mower dealer carrying a large selection of Dixon Parts.  If you do not see the Dixon Parts you need,  please complete the Lawn Mower Parts Request Form and we will be happy to assist you.

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  •     Steps x
  •     Estimated Time Required 25 minutes
  •     Sections X
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Tools and Parts


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(1) 7/16" combination wrench
(1) 9/16" combination wrench
(2) 3/4" combination wrench
(1) 11/16" combination wrench
(1) 9/16" socket
(1) 12" socket drive extension
(1) ratchet drive
(1) shop hammer
(1) mechanics punch (drift)
(1) needle nose pliers or spring hook


List of parts needed


Describe the work to be performed

Transaxle Installation

Step 1

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1. Place transaxle into chassis

Step 2

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2. Attach drive chains to transaxle.

Step 3

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3. Using a 9/16" socket, 12" extension, and ratchet, re-install the four bolts that secure the transaxle to the chassis.

Step 4

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4. Using a 1/2" socket, 12" extension, and ratchet, re-tighten the belt keeper.  The proper gap between all belt keepers and the belt is 1/8" with the tensioner installed.

Step 5

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5. Reconnect the double ball joints to the transaxle.

Step 6

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6. Reinstall the brake shaft with the roll pins.

Step 7

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7. Re-install the brake shaft linkage.

Step 8

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8. Re-install the seat using the reverse of the procedures outlined for removing the seat from the mower.