OK... so I REALY cant win. :banghead3 Im using my sisters YTH454 to mow my lawn, becouse the rest of my mowers are broken. Well I went to go faward, and nothing... I look under, and dont see a belt on the transaxle drive pulley, so I assume its busted. Its not... it came off the pulley, and wedged under the pulley. problem is, the pulley is RIGHT on the case, so there is not enough room to get it out. :fing20: So looks like I need to pull that pulley. So... 1] how does the pulley come off? and 2] whats the best way to GET to the pulley? Do I drop the transaxle? or pull the seat pan/fuel tank. Looks like the dropping the transaxle is the quickest way. Any tricks?? You know.... with all the stuff I have worked on this is the first later model tin frame belt drive YT I have ever worked on.