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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-18-2019, 11:12 PM Thread Starter
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Toro 15-38 HXL lost speed

Hi Guys, I have an 19 year old Toro 15-38 HXL. It seems to have lost some speed. I found a broken Torque Strap, I made a new one with some 5/16" rod that I had. That seemed to help some but still not right. I've also adjusted the Traction Control Pedal (forward/reverse pedal) every which way without improvement. Any suggestions? Is there a hydraulic fluid level? Is there hydraulic fluid? If so, how do I check it/add more? Thanks, Joe.

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1. Make sure the drive control is fully in the “OPERATE” position.
2. Make sure the Parking Brake completely releases.
3. Make sure the tires are properly inflated.
4. Make certain the wheel bearings are properly greased.
5. Check the condition of the Traction belt.
6. Service/troubleshoot the transaxle.

Here's the manual if you don't have it: https://www.toro.com/getpub/16182
Here's the transaxle manual, which has excellent troubleshooting info: https://lookup3.toro.com/request/fil...Toro&PubType=9
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Ditto to all above.....I found that my old Toro exhibited worn trans [fluid can't be checked, as far as I recall]...My indication of trans failing was slow or no movement in Reverse after warm up...even on level ground...Believe some owners have removed the trains, inverted it to drain thru the vent on top...then refill with 20w-50 oil as measured from what came out..Not sure it's worth all the work , especially if the deck may have rust/rot...Good luck..
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