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2013 Ariens Deluxe 30 Speed Selector Adjustment

I just bought a used Ariens Deluxe 30. When the speed selector is in 1st, the snow blower moves slowly in reverse. I tried the speed selector adjustment procedure but ran out of threads on the rod. The rod doesn't appear damaged in any way it's just too short. Is there another means of adjusting the speed selector?
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The super simple answer is you gotta look inside at the friction wheel to friction disc/platter. One side it turns in forward, cross over the center and it goes to the reverse. Tipped up on the bucket with the belly pan removed, run the gear selector into the settings and see where the friction wheel goes. Trace the linkage for bends. Also note if the friction wheel has a spring assist on one side that's gummed up and not functioning freely.
I just looked up your parts and it looks like you just have a fork hooked to a rod that goes out the back to the linkage, no spring assist. I'd look for a bend in that rod. Maybe the fork got bent by previous owner???

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A picture or two might be of some help. When you say nothing looks bent but you run out of threads to adjust it that kind of screams something is bent, broken, missing ??

I'd check the shaft the friction disc slides on and make sure it's clean and slippery. If in doubt I'd clean it and re-oil or lube it to be sure the disc is able slide smoothly and easily and it's not hanging up.

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Thanks, I'll try your suggestions when I get home tonight.
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I verified from the parts diagram that it should be straight. I looked at the blower again and the speed selector rod WAS bent after all. Straightened it and now I can adjust it properly. Thanks.
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Thanks for the help. It turns out the shifter rod was bent after all. Straightening it allowed me to make the adjustment.
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