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I recently bought a '98 16hp LT166 with a 46 inch deck on it at an auction. I'm having a problem getting the deck to engage. I've checked the belt and it looks brand new, is routed correctly, and it is the correct one. There seems to be a lot of slack in it even with the PTO lever engaged. I've adjusted the linkage for the PTO forwards and backwards and nothing really seems to help. Sometimes the deck will kick on but the deck seems to need to build up speed for a few seconds to get up to what I would could consider normal speed and if I hit any high grass it will bog back down. I've checked all the pulleys and they spin clear and freely without any wobble or anything. Its not throwing the belt it just doesn't seem tight enough. I'm at a loss as to what to do
 
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