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post #1 of 12 Old 12-22-2016, 05:24 PM Thread Starter
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Smile Worn out axle bushings..

What is everybody doing with this issue...?? When you cannot get OEM parts..?

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post #2 of 12 Old 12-22-2016, 05:39 PM
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take some measurements with a caliper......check out princess auto or a place like banta saw.

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That "C950" in your Model Number points to it having been manufactured by AMF, Murray or Noma for branding by Sears under the Craftsman name.


You may have better luck searching under one or the other OEMs using the same trailing 6 digits.
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Manufacturing snowblowers is not aerospace work where one off custom parts are the order of the day. Designers generally make snowblowers from commonly available standard sized shafts, bushings, bearings, cables, rods, belts, pulleys, sprockets, chain etc.

Mic up what you need and then do a search for that size.

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If you can find the right parts, here's a procedure to convert the axel and auger bushings to roller bearings: https://www.snowblowerforum.com/forum...-bearings.html


I've done this to several machines and as long as you can get the right flange bearings in the first place, it's a dramatic improvement.


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Canadiana Sears Craftsman Noma Murray Snowblower Parts Canada

is a place I have gotten parts for my Craftsman C950 (Murray) 8/25. Yours is a Murray as well. They are very helpful and may be able to cross reference the number. Worth an email at least.

Mid-1980s Craftsman C950-52677-7
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Do you have a part number for the bushings you need ?? If so please post so we can do some looking for you. I've had terrible luck trying to get any craftsman info on the "C"s
Nice and easy to go stock but if nothing is available modifying it to use something generic is always an option. Like HCBPH pointed out going with an aftermarket bearing is always a possibility, sometimes a necessity !!

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I believe I have the owner's manual with a parts list for this model. Found it on the internet. Axel bushings are part #MA5954 cost $9.99 at the link I showed previously.

https://lawn-garden.needmanual.com/c...rs-manual.html is the link for the manual and parts list

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Hey thanx a bundle to all you guys for the help..!!
I think Taurus04 is right... That appears to be the part I need, but that site is kinda "iffy"... they charge US dollars and do not tell you...!! Nowhere do they say the price is in US $... (shady)...??
They also will not accept any PayPal under $15.00.....So you gotta add something more to your cart....to make up the difference.. (they only do PayPal)..!!
I think they are not nice people, but...if that's the only place to go ....... then I'll make my own bushings....!! They have F'd me before...!!

Thanx guys/gals... Merry Christmas and Happy New year...!!!!!

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Is the bushing #581730 and the flange/holder it sits in the MA5954 ??

Do you need just the bushing or the holder too ??

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