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Cub Cadet 3x leftover screw

My machine is the Cub Cadet 3x from 2016, model #31AH5DSY710. I changed the friction disc and when I was finished closing her up, I had the screw in the attached photo leftover. Note the shoulder between the built-in washer and the threads. Can anyone tell me where it might go? The parts diagram on the CC website does not show this screw at all- not on the friction disc itself, nor on the planetary gear carrier upon which the disc is mounted. I would be grateful for any help.
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Many times you will see a shoulder bolt like that on a swivel bracket mount, where you can tighten the bolt, but the bracket will still pivot.

In the future, if you can not recall what went were, either put it back in the hole, bag and tag, mark it, or tape to a sheet … i.e., keep track of where all the nuts and bolts and screws go.

I have also seen springs attach to shoulder bolts as well in some cases.

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In the future, if you can not recall what went were, either put it back in the hole, bag and tag, mark it, or tape to a sheet … i.e., keep track of where all the nuts and bolts and screws go.
When I restored my machine, I found that the best way to "remember" where everything goes is to take lots of pictures before taking it apart. This becomes very useful information especially if you take something apart but put it back together a few months later…

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Those are usually used to hold the bottom covers on MTD's (Cub Cadet). Or possibly the belt cover in front of the engine.




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Alden, that screw looks like the shoulder screws that are used on the cable adjustment brackets on the back of the transmission case. See reference number 26 on the transmission diagram on the cc web site.

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I'm with toromike...... That is one of the bolts that hols the cable adjusting brackets. That particular bolt is installed first, in the position where the keyhole in the bracket lines up.... that allows the cable bracket to be adjusted, while the other bolt with NO shoulder is used to tighten the bracket in the correct position.

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Motor City, I checked but this screw does not fasten the belly cover nor the belt cover. Tomorrow, I will check the machine again in daylight. The machine seemed to function fine, but having a leftover screw.... sort of bothers me.
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toromike, Thank you, but my cable brackets have their screws. This is a screw that I removed in order to get the friction disc out. This screw did not just fall off of the machine. I found it in the tray that I use for holding small parts while fixing something. Yep. I should have taken photos. And I usually do. But the temps here in northern Maine are below freezing and my Iphone battery dies so fast when it gets that cold that I do not bother keeping the phone with me outside. Thus, I did not take photos today
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Alden, the only thing I can think of is that the shoulder screw was installed at the factory in a location where a regular screw should be. Use the diagrams and check for a missing screw at all the locations where a regular screw should be.

The only place I see that uses a screw with a short shoulder is the brackets. The pulleys use a screw with a longer shoulder. Do both of your cable brackets have a shoulder screw in the correct location?

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A couple of members have it correct. They are used on the slide brackets the arrows are pointing to in the picture.
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