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Auger removal?? 1997 MTD 8hp Tecumseh, Model 643.

>>> Do I HAVE to remove the whole bucket to change/remove the augers?!

4 yrs ago, I sucked an ext-cord into the rh edge of my bucket. Bent the outer tab of auger back, & bowed-out the side! Unit still blows snow, but front-end shakes obviously!! Gonna fix it right now, & replace bearings, straighten outer auger-tabs, etc.
* I'm assuming I can't remove the pins where impeller attaches to shaft & pull out?
* Does the shaft extend past the rear of the impeller?
* I was hoping I could pull things out the front without taking off the bucket....BUT....some research is telling me the bucket has to come off....uggh.

So...is this what I gotta do?!

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The bucket needs to come off, there's usually a bearing behind the throwing auger, and a pulley that needs removal. Once that's done the front auger shaft needs unbolted from bucket and the auger assembly should come out


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Why thank you Sir...I "think"....
Gotcha.
Wish there was a "Shaft-collar"/similar, that could be uncoupled, just ahead of the impeller, to enable easy removal of front auger assembly!!!

Oh well...hauling into a shop tomorrow, where I can do my own work for free. Too cold in my unheated Fargo, ND garage nowadays!!

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Please sir....kindly use the correct slang.

Properly used, it's....Uffda, don'cha know".

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For those who are interested....

* Yep, had to take bucket off.
* The 2 auger-drive belts weren't too bad, but changed them anyway, since access was so easy!
* Removed the two auger-end sleeve-holders...3 bolts each, on outside of bucket.
* Took off the 2 rear Impeller pulleys with their 3-tabbed holder.
* Then after WD-40 treatment, found a perfect diameter socket to tap down the impeller shaft. Finally! The augers were free to slide off the shaft!
* Took my bent-end auger tab & straightened in the shop vice. It had been bent backward when an ext-cord was sucked in!
* Slathered the auger-shafts, the 4 plastic end-sleeves (keep in mind these things are 19 yrs-old now!!), & the impeller shaft splines...with water-proof light grease.
* My 19 yr-old Impeller bearing was in pristine shape!!
* Re-mounted front auger holders to bucket-sides.
* Now with bucket face-down again, slipped Impeller-bearing onto its shaft, & installed the bearing-holder plate.
* Next, the Impeller-pulleys were set onto their 3-slotted holder, which then bolted onto the Impeller-shaft.
* New Impeller-Belts slid onto the pulleys, & re-connected bucket to the Mainframe. Pulled belts up onto their drive-pulleys. Re-installed plastic belt-cover.

YAY!! Back to a "complete" unit again!
Then changed oil to new Toro-Synthetic.

Now....my Carb issue!
* Was gonna clean the carb, but found out it was a little worse...
* I've needed to use some choke to have it run right the last couple years.
* Found out why!
* The governor shaft was wearing into the body, allowing too much air in. A mechanic friend helped me to see/diagnose that.
* We installed a new/old carb that was on a to-be-scrapped machine. This "new" carb didn't have much wear at all in that area!!

Soooooo....now my 1997 8/26 MTD/HUSKEE is refurbished, & ready to rock....IF we ever get some snow...
I'd post some pics, but don't know how yet...

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For those who are interested....

* Yep, had to take bucket off.
* The 2 auger-drive belts weren't too bad, but changed them anyway, since access was so easy!
* Removed the two auger-end sleeve-holders...3 bolts each, on outside of bucket.
* Took off the 2 rear Impeller pulleys with their 3-tabbed holder.
* Then after WD-40 treatment, found a perfect diameter socket to tap down the impeller shaft. Finally! The augers were free to slide off the shaft!
* Took my bent-end auger tab & straightened in the shop vice. It had been bent backward when an ext-cord was sucked in!
* Slathered the auger-shafts, the 4 plastic end-sleeves (keep in mind these things are 19 yrs-old now!!), & the impeller shaft splines...with water-proof light grease.
* My 19 yr-old Impeller bearing was in pristine shape!!
* Re-mounted front auger holders to bucket-sides.
* Now with bucket face-down again, slipped Impeller-bearing onto its shaft, & installed the bearing-holder plate.
* Next, the Impeller-pulleys were set onto their 3-slotted holder, which then bolted onto the Impeller-shaft.
* New Impeller-Belts slid onto the pulleys, & re-connected bucket to the Mainframe. Pulled belts up onto their drive-pulleys. Re-installed plastic belt-cover.

YAY!! Back to a "complete" unit again!
Then changed oil to new Toro-Synthetic.

Now....my Carb issue!
* Was gonna clean the carb, but found out it was a little worse...
* I've needed to use some choke to have it run right the last couple years.
* Found out why!
* The governor shaft was wearing into the body, allowing too much air in. A mechanic friend helped me to see/diagnose that.
* We installed a new/old carb that was on a to-be-scrapped machine. This "new" carb didn't have much wear at all in that area!!

Soooooo....now my 1997 8/26 MTD/HUSKEE is refurbished, & ready to rock....IF we ever get some snow...
I'd post some pics, but don't know how yet...

Faron


Congrats, the mtd are my fav, easy to work on, parts are readily available, have tecumseh motors... are you using the app or on the website?


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I've done all the posting via my laptop, so therefore on the website. I like the bigger screen...55 yrs-old...Uffda!

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I use the app95% of the time, I use website if there's a poll. Hardest is setting up app to see just what u want to, also you can also see other sites as well. I watch this and multiple chainsaw/power equipment forums


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