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Ariens 10962 Not Engaging Friction Plate

Hey Guys,

Sorry I haven't fully introduced myself, but I have a '69 Ariens 10962/10995 that I just fully rebuilt. In the process I replaced all bearings, and the issue I have now, is that in any gear, the friction disc is about 1/8 away from the friction plate, so I get no drive.

It doesn't appear that there is any adjustments for this, so do I have to pull the whole friction plate assembly out, and backout the aluminum friction plate a few threads so I get contact? I replaced both bearings in the housing between the flywheel and friction plate, so maybe I threaded them in too far, thus making my snowblower friction-less? Or am I missing something?

Again, sorry for the brief message, but I have to run! I plan on adding photos, the thing sat for years, and I re-did pretty much everything.


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I feel like I may have to back the aluminum plate out more to make flush contact. Unless someone else has some insight they can give me! Hopefully there is an easy adjustment somewhere.

If anyone has a measurement of there assembly from flywheel to aluminum friction plate, that would also be helpful. Probably should have done that before I unthreaded them...
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I haven't had that model but one thing to look at is there a T-bushing on the shaft behind the friction plate. I've seen the edges of them wear down on other machines and that could be where your 1/8" went to.

I've attached a picture of the type bushing I'm talking about along with a worn out one on the shaft.
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Have you tried adjusting the clutch rod?

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Not familiar with that model - I assume the rubber is new and not worn, so yeah if there is no way to adjust the rod to get more movement, I think threading the plate a few more turns is what you need. I know what you mean about measuring before you start! Been there and got the T-shirt....



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db130 - I was just reading over the manual again last night, and noticed the clutch adjustment with the ball joint.

I'm betting you are right because everything contacted fine until I assembled all the control rods to the transmission.

I'll report back! Hopefully I just need to slide it down 1/2 an inch! Thanks for the suggestions everyone.
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Thanks again guys! I adjusted the clutch rod and all is great again. Is there a standard to how much pressure the plate should see? Do you just have it tightly up against the plate, or should it be buried?

I didn't see a standard in the manual.
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