Ok guys you helped me get the PTO unstuck (bearing froze), and solenoid replaced, now I have a rusty gas tank and I need to remove it and clean it out. Any suggestions on cleaning it out and how do you get the steering rod out of the hood to take it off to get to gas tank. Don't see anything in manuals other than removing the worm gear on top of the pesdestal where the 4 bolts are on the Right side of tractor as looking from seat. If so how do you drain the oil in there. thanks, Gregg. OH and I promise to get pics as soon as I get it back together. Next project will be working on the clutch, something rattling in there also.