I am attempting to replace the drive clutch cable on my HRB216HXA
which broke. Mower is 8 or 9 years old and never had to be repaired
for anything. From what I can see, I have to remove a piece of the
decking underneath the mower to get to the cable. When I try to remove
the bolt that holds it on, it just spins. Now this is a stupid
question I know, but is there a regular nut on the backside of the
bolt?? Or some special type of nut?? I can't get a wrench on
anything. When I use a small mirror to look behind there it's hard to
tell. Wondering if the nut just rusted away to almost nothing, or if
a special tool is required to remove this thing?? Anyone know??
On Fri, 26 Oct 2007 08:35:08 -0700, Slowpoke wrote:
Wouldn't be a special tool. The nut may have rusted away due to moisture
and lawn fertilizer. You may have to chisel the head of the bolt off if
you can't get anything on the other end. Not knowing how far in the nut is
I can't suggest much more. If it is a nut that has rusted your chances
aren't good that you'll get it off anyway. Maybe soak it with some PB
Blaster and grab it with long nosed Vice Grip?
The bolt head is up in a hole, and can't get to the nut to chisel it
off. Have to get a mirror to even see it, or what's left of it. I
have sprayed it with WD40. Will probably have to get a pair of right
angle needle nose pliers to be able to get in there to try to hold
it. It's up over and behind a lip. Yeah, I'm not worried about
saving the nut and bolt. Just trying to figure some way of getting it
off. Thanks for replying.
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