STX38 Transmission problem?
I posted a couple weeks ago that the local dealer said my PTO clutch was going out. Well, that's not the problem. I'll try to explain what's happening:
I took the mower deck clear off. Started the mower up, put it in gear and tried to drive. When I put it in gear, a strange noise came from the transmission area, and the mower crept forward, kind of haltingly. I was in 3rd. Same in reverse. All the gears act the same.
It's been making odd noises all summer, but I wear ear protection due to hearing loss so I haven't been too aware of it. But when I mowed over a small stump a month or so ago, that "finished it off" and it started acting like I mentioned above.
Also, when the mower is turned off and it's in gear, I can push it around. Used to be that would lock it down. Not now.
Any ideas on what it might be?