I recently bought a one owner 245. Seller claimed he bought it nos from an Orlando dealer in 2007 for $2800 and used it to mow his own yard until he moved to a house with a small yard and had put it in storage for a few years before selling. No way to verify this and there isn't an hour meter. The mower came with all the paperwork. What I can verify is the serial number states it's a 1994. No rust anywhere, plastic is in perfect shape, deck looks new top side and underside. Seat is in great shape and everything is in working order. Mower didn't want to run unless on choke so I broke the carb down and removed all the jets and cleaned them out it runs perfect at all rpms . I changed the oil, plug and deck belt and adjusted the shifter so it returns to neutral when the brake is pressed. my question is that when I was getting ready to change the hydro oil I noticed a arm on the right side of the trans looking from the back of the tractor. Its not connected to anything and has a bolt with a bearing on the end of the bolt. Right above this arm is a lever shaped like a T that is connected to the shifter. It looks as the shifter lever is to contact the bearing. I spent 20 minutes moving the two arms to see how they would interact and can't come up with a solution. There isn't much online on the 245 and it appears it was made for only two years. I think the arm has something to do with adding tension on the shifter and possibly connects with a spring. There are two springs in the tool box that I don't know where they go. Everything works fine so I'm at a loss. I will post some photos of the leaver as soon as I can take them.