Amateur Deere owner
My 165 hydro quit moving and I isolated the issue to the drive belt. I removed the deck and when I got under to study the routing something didn't look right. I got a step by step online of how to change the belt and from a member here who wrote up directions. However the internet one with pics shows one more pulley than I have (In picture red arrow is where I think a pulley should be). Here are a couple of pics of mine. If someone can tell me for certain it is missing, I would appreciate it. It looks like I might have to take the engine out to install a new one which may be beyond my abilities and I can't pay JD. They appear to have routed the last drive belt around the same side of steering shaft (see yellow arrows in pic) to give the belt enough tension for it move around yard and to be sold. They gave me a new drive belt when I bought it and said the old one was good.
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