Sears Craftman 42" Mower Blades will not engage
I have a Sears Craftsman 42" 14.5 HP Lawn Tractor and the blades will not engage. The handle that you turn clockwise to engage the blades behind the steering wheel flops back and forth now. When we took it apart we found a solid metal piece that the handle goes into was broke. It measures about 1/2" wide, 3" long and 1" high with three holes including the one the handle goes down into. I can't locate the part number in any parts manual and spent hours on the phone with Sears parts with no luck. Even resorted to visiting the local tractor junk yard. I can email pictures of the part if needed. Any help would be greatly appreciated.