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post #1 of 24 Old 01-29-2014, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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Ariens Pro 28 Rack & Pinion

I've noticed the chute gear (item # 10) on the chute control has a hex head bolt holding it in place. On mine it looks like the hex bolt screws directly into the hex shaft.

The drawing does not show this bolt. Instead it shows a hair pin through the hex shaft which protrudes well past the gear itself.

http://partsradar.arinet.com//Script...ilIF=J&ilRE=24

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yeah, that's not correct what you have on yours. I have a pin like the IPL shows.

Did you buy it used?

If you bought that new and you haven't removed any of those bolts, someone at your dealership is trying to pull a fast one on you. You can clearly see those bolt heads have been messed with numerous times. The one almost looks to have partially rounded edges from using the wrong size wrench/socket.

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I bought it new, from a dealer.
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That doesn't look like a bolt on the chute gear. It looks like the end of the hex shaft has been cut off and rounded.
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That doesn't look like a bolt on the chute gear. It looks like the end of the hex shaft has been cut off and rounded.
AHH, you just might be right. If this is what it truly is, that hex shaft should be slid further towards the front and then you should see the hole for the retaining pin. Don't know why you don't have a retaining pin..?

Can you clarify exactly what we are seeing?
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Angry

On the handle assembly itself looking below the handle slotted grommet one can see the shaft protruding what looks to be a normal 3/4" or so and a cotter pin going through it. On the rack & pinion end it seems the shaft has been cut off leaving about 1/8" of the hex shaft exposed where it exits the chute gear. My eyes are poor for seeing detail, I could not tell it was cut, I thought it was a nut.

Tip Of The Hat And A Fat Cigar To JJTucker for noticing what was really going on. Thanks.

This is just so wrong. No one should need go through such angst. :
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On the handle assembly itself looking below the handle slotted grommet one can see the shaft protruding what looks to be a normal 3/4" or so and a cotter pin going through it. On the rack & pinion end it seems the shaft has been cut off leaving about 1/8" of the hex shaft exposed where it exits the chute gear. My eyes are poor for seeing detail, I could not tell it was cut, I thought it was a nut.

Tip Of The Hat And A Fat Cigar To JJTucker for noticing what was really going on. Thanks.

This is just so wrong. No one should need go through such angst. :
Sounds like the rod was installed backwards, which WOULD have been installed by the dealership. The cotter pin end needs to go on the rack & pinion side. I took delivery on mine in the crate and that's one of the things which require setup. The other side of the rod has two "wings" which act as a stop and those are there to stop the rod from sliding too far and into the plastic cover on the rack & pinion end. You'll see what I mean when you remove the rod.

Sounds like your dealership didn't read the manual.
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That would mean the wings have been cut off?? Also I should not see a cotter pin on the handle assembly end?

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Your rod was installed BACKWARDS - Eh-haw - I would steer clear of that Dealer!

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Is it cut? Does anyone know how long it's supposed to be? The parts diagram shows what appears to be two holes for cotter pins at each end with only one hole at each end as being populated with a pin.

I don't see any holes for a pin on the rack & P side.
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