Replacing a Rear Tire on a Riding Lawn Mower

Replacing a Rear Tire on a Riding Lawn Mower


The first step to replacing the rear tire
is to turn the ignition switch off and remove the key. Lift the mower hood and disconnect the spark
plug wire. Block the front tires to keep the riding mower
from rolling. Position the jack under the frame and jack
up the riding mower to raise the rear wheel. Place a jack stand under the frame to support
the riding mower. Remove the jack. Pull off the axle cover. Remove the retaining ring and then pull off
the washer. Pull the tire off the axle. Remove the square key. Many times, the key will fall out on its
own. Remove the valve stem cap. Remove the valve stem core, which lets any
remaining air out the tire. Break the tire bead and pry the tire off the
wheel rim on one side. Pry the tire off the rim on the other side. Clean the wheel rim. Set the new tire flat on a work surface. Lubricate the top tire bead with liquid detergent. Pry the rim into the top side of the tire. Use blunt tools to pry the tire to avoid damaging
the new tire bead. Flip the rim and tire over. Lubricate the tire bead with liquid detergent. Pry the remaining side of the tire onto the
rim. Install ratcheting tension straps around the
outer edge of the tread on each side of the tire. Tighten the straps to force the beads outward. Fill the tire with air to seat the tire bead. Reinstall the valve stem core and fill the
tire with just enough air to keep the beads seated. Carefully release the tension straps and then
remove them. Fill the tire fully with air. Reinstall the valve stem cap. Slide the wheel on the axle and line up the
key slots in the rim and axle. Apply anti-seize compound. Push the key into the rim. Reinstall the washer and snap the retaining
ring onto the axle. Push the axle cover onto the wheel. Push the jack under the frame and raise the
riding mower, and then pull out the jack stand. Lower the riding mower to the ground. Remove the wood blocks from the front tires. Reconnect the spark plug wire and lower the
hood.

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  1. Great video for someone like my self who is not mechanically inclined. 15 year old mower , shed stored, this video was perfect for me!

  2. I'm really shocked no tire / wheel grease was applied between the wheel & tire. I'm not the most mechanical person by far, but every tire I've ever pulled off had a gracious amount of grease between the wheel & tire to help form and airtight barrier. Am I missing something?

  3. Trying to put a rear tire back on my huskee lt4200 when I go to slide it back on axle it feels like something is holding it back any ideas

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