Honda height adjust lock - Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 11 Old 03-19-2020, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Posts: 1
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 0
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 0
Honda height adjust lock

Hi, l have a tracked hydrostatic Honda 928 here in Canada. The height adjust damper will not stay locked. It appears that the damper is okay but the locking device ( which l do not understand) fails to operate and the blower just rides high. Any one can give me advice. Thanks in advance.
Apilac is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 Old 03-19-2020, 04:03 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Posts: 1,378
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 48
Thanks (Received): 248
Likes (Given): 144
Likes (Received): 500
Pour some boiling water over the piston, plunger and the locking mechanism. Ice can form in there and keep the locking mechanism from functioning. There's a rod inside the plunger that sticks out and is actuated by the lever mechanism to lock and unlock the piston.
tabora is offline  
post #3 of 11 Old 03-19-2020, 09:49 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: MARYHILL,ONTARIO CANADA
Posts: 265
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 31
Thanks (Received): 22
Likes (Given): 192
Likes (Received): 44
Garage
Post your location in Canada, maybe someone on here is near by...
contender is online now  
post #4 of 11 Old 03-19-2020, 10:56 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: NL, Canada
Posts: 18
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 3
Likes (Given): 1
Likes (Received): 14
If all else fails a new damper (shock) can be had at the dealer for around $50.
Fortech1977 is offline  
Post Thanks / Like - 0 Thanks, 1 Likes, 0 Dislikes
Likes orangputeh liked this post
post #5 of 11 Old 03-20-2020, 09:08 AM
Senior Member
 
orangputeh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: lake tahoe
Posts: 4,647
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 763
Thanks (Received): 236
Likes (Given): 1584
Likes (Received): 1678
Garage
is this another common problem with these Honda's?

"It Feels Like Beer O'Clock "
orangputeh is online now  
post #6 of 11 Old 03-20-2020, 12:05 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Lake of the Sky
Posts: 84
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 1
Thanks (Received): 20
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 55
I converted my HS 1128 to the HSS style height adjuster. My local dealer told me that he hasn't had any failures of the height adjuster struts other than people running them into something and bending them. It sounds like you have a problem with the cable that actuates the release, maybe a broken cable or just not adjusted correctly. The cable pulls on an arm that pushes on a nub that sticks out of the end of the rod end of the strut.
thefixer is online now  
Post Thanks / Like - 0 Thanks, 1 Likes, 0 Dislikes
Likes orangputeh liked this post
post #7 of 11 Old 03-20-2020, 12:20 PM
Senior Member
 
orangputeh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: lake tahoe
Posts: 4,647
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 763
Thanks (Received): 236
Likes (Given): 1584
Likes (Received): 1678
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by thefixer View Post
I converted my HS 1128 to the HSS style height adjuster. My local dealer told me that he hasn't had any failures of the height adjuster struts other than people running them into something and bending them. It sounds like you have a problem with the cable that actuates the release, maybe a broken cable or just not adjusted correctly. The cable pulls on an arm that pushes on a nub that sticks out of the end of the rod end of the strut.
hey buddy how ya doing?

busy? this last storm has me swamped. haha

"It Feels Like Beer O'Clock "
orangputeh is online now  
post #8 of 11 Old 03-20-2020, 03:43 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Posts: 1,378
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 48
Thanks (Received): 248
Likes (Given): 144
Likes (Received): 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by orangputeh View Post
is this another common problem with these Honda's?
Not too common; only the third occurrence I've heard of and usually easy to remedy as mentioned above.

Also see here: https://www.snowblowerforum.com/foru...-problems.html

Last edited by tabora; 03-20-2020 at 11:48 PM.
tabora is offline  
post #9 of 11 Old 03-23-2020, 06:57 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: NL, Canada
Posts: 18
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 3
Likes (Given): 1
Likes (Received): 14
Mine failed last year and needed replacement on my 2013 HSS724. The “nub” that allows the damper to bypass was broken.
Fortech1977 is offline  
Post Thanks / Like - 0 Thanks, 1 Likes, 0 Dislikes
Likes orangputeh liked this post
post #10 of 11 Old 03-25-2020, 05:43 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2019
Location: Gettysburg, Penna
Posts: 426
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 2
Thanks (Received): 28
Likes (Given): 142
Likes (Received): 57
Garage
Throwing out the welcome mat for your first post...Hearty welcome from Penciltucky!

Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier!!
2019 Ariens Compact 24...
2013 Craftsman 22" 179cc better than shoveling
XM -1000, galvanized steel Shovel with gator grip tape....
Big Bad Kubota as a backup by neighbor.....
penna stogey is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome