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Toro 724 (1980) Tension spring replacement

Many thanks to all for being here and posting really helpful information. Special thanks to Grunt for providing a newbie with a link to the service manual, which was like turning on a light in a very dark room. Being very inexperienced in mechanical repairs I needed all the help I could get. After looking at the service manual, I was afraid I would have to almost completely disassemble the traction box to get at the broken tension spring and get the new one into place. My native instinct to avoid unnecessary work prompted me to try first removing the pulley cover and the bottom cover. With the machine standing on its drift cutter, I was able to work from both sides and with a minimum of profanity I managed to get the old broken spring out and a new one installed. A couple of key tools helped a lot (see attached pic).
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I can never tell if it's the tools or the profanity that helps me the most ??

Glad you managed to get the spring replaced.

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Good job doctor Don. Where there's a will, there's a way.

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