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Toro Lawn Mower Traction Cable Replacement #115-8435

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This video provides step-by-step repair instructions for replacing the traction cable on a Toro lawn mower. The most common reason for replacing the traction cable is when the mower wheels don’t turn.

All of the information for this traction cable replacement video is applicable to the following brands:
Toro

Tools needed: socket wrench, flat head screwdriver

Step By Step Instructions

1
Before you begin the repair, make sure the mower’s engine has cooled and remove the wire and boot from the spark plug.
2
Your first step is to note the traction cable’s position in the ignition switch bracket, then, if applicable, use a 7/16th inch socket to remove the nut and washer securing the bracket and cable guide.
3
Pull the bracket free and slide the cable out of the guide.
4
Remove the “z”-end of the cable from the traction control handle.
5
Your next step is to carefully set the mower on its side.
6
Use a flathead screwdriver to depress the two tabs to release the old traction cable from the mower deck.
7
Detach the spring hook from the transmission bracket and pull the cable free of any remaining guides.
8
Install the new traction cable by first inserting the spring end into the mower deck, and then snap it into place.
9
Attach the spring hook to the transmission bracket and feed the cable through the cable guides.
10
Now carefully set the mower upright.
11
Insert the “z”-end into the traction control handle.
12
If applicable, insert the cable into the ignition switch bracket and cable guide and secure the bracket with the nut and washer.
13
Make sure the new cable is positioned appropriately.
14
With the repair complete, you can now reattach the spark plug wire and boot.
Description
This video provides step-by-step repair instructions for replacing the traction cable on a Toro lawn mower. The most common reason for replacing the traction cable is when the mower wheels don’t turn.

All of the information for this traction cable replacement video is applicable to the following brands:
Toro

Tools needed: socket wrench, flat head screwdriver
Step-By-Step Instructions
1
Before you begin the repair, make sure the mower’s engine has cooled and remove the wire and boot from the spark plug.
2
Your first step is to note the traction cable’s position in the ignition switch bracket, then, if applicable, use a 7/16th inch socket to remove the nut and washer securing the bracket and cable guide.
3
Pull the bracket free and slide the cable out of the guide.
4
Remove the “z”-end of the cable from the traction control handle.
5
Your next step is to carefully set the mower on its side.
6
Use a flathead screwdriver to depress the two tabs to release the old traction cable from the mower deck.
7
Detach the spring hook from the transmission bracket and pull the cable free of any remaining guides.
8
Install the new traction cable by first inserting the spring end into the mower deck, and then snap it into place.
9
Attach the spring hook to the transmission bracket and feed the cable through the cable guides.
10
Now carefully set the mower upright.
11
Insert the “z”-end into the traction control handle.
12
If applicable, insert the cable into the ignition switch bracket and cable guide and secure the bracket with the nut and washer.
13
Make sure the new cable is positioned appropriately.
14
With the repair complete, you can now reattach the spark plug wire and boot.

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