Section 3 - MAINTENANCE
3.3 SERVICE - EVERY 25 OPERATING HOURS
3.3.8. REAR AXLE BEARING
1. The left rear axle bearing requires three shots of
general purpose grease from grease gun.
NOTE: Some models are equipped with a pre-
lubricated sealed bearing and require no additional
2. The right rear axle bearing is lubricated by the
differential lubricant and requires no grease.
LEFT REAR AXLE BEARING GREASE
3.3.9. DIFFERENTIAL/CHAIN CASE - LUBRICATION
1. Stand rear engine rider on its rear bumper and
check the fill/level plug, for cracks and wear. Replace
fill/level plug if signs of wear are visible.
IMPORTANT: If the Rear Engine Rider will be on
its rear bumper for longer than two hours, remove
the battery. See Section on BATTERY REMOVAL.
2. To check lubricant, remove fill/level plug and
visually inspect for lubricant on the internal parts of the
differential. If no lubricant is visible on the internal
parts of the differential, add "SNAPPER Transmission"
grease as needed. See Figure 3.8.
IMPORTANT: Overfilling of the differential with lubricant will
cause lubricant to leak onto drive components of the Rear
PLUG P.N. 1-1024
DO NOT attempt any adjustments, maintenance,
service or repairs with the engine running. STOP
engine. STOP blade. Engage parking brake. Remove
key. Remove spark plug wire from spark plug and
secure away from plug. Engine and components are
HOT. Avoid serious burns, allow all parts to cool
before working on machine. Fuel Filler Cap and vent
must be closed securely to prevent fuel spillage.
3. Check fill/level plug for damage. If signs of wear or
cracks are visible, replace plug with new plug. See
4. To check lubricant in chain case, remove fill/level
plug and look for lubricant on the internal
components of the chain case. If no lubricant is
visible, add "SNAPPER Transmission" grease as
needed. See Figure 3.9.
3.3.10. Check "MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE" Section of
Engine Owner's Manual for additional engine service.