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Chute control seizing up

My control was working fine for the last few years but lately it's seizing up and I have to put a hot air gun on it to get it to work. Then the wire that turns it to the right jumps out of the "1/2 pie-shaped guide underneath the control panel.

I'm thinking that water got into the cable and is freezing up. How in the heck can I get it to stay free?? I've tried squirting lubricant into the ends of the plastic wire cover at each end but that doesn't seen to do much good.

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post #2 of 16 Old 01-26-2013, 11:49 AM
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Welcome to the forum. On your issue, more info is better: model number, age, pictures, is the cable sheathed, etc. It's hard to even guess what might work without knowing a little more info than we have at the moment.
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Go to any motor cycle shop and get a cable lubing tool. Clamps on the end of any type of cable It will seal around the cable sleeve and the cable itself. There is a little hole in it that then allows you to hook up the red straw of any lube can and force lubicant through the entire cable sleve (I would start with WD40 to purge the water and then follow up with something heavier like white lithium or chain lube) . Cool little toys.

Here's a link to one so you know what your looking for:


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you know rockproof i forgot all about those cable lubers and i have one in my toolbox

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detrdbuzzard,

Yea. Those little tools are the cats meow. I got turned onto them about 20 years ago when I use to race motocross...When I started doing restores, I tore my shop appart looking for the one or two I use to have. Ended up having to buy a new one. They still work great!
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anyone that has cables on their snowblower should buy a cable lubeing tool and put it in their tool box

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Anyone got a picture and writeup on one? I'd like to know more on this luber.
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Anyone got a picture and writeup on one? I'd like to know more on this luber.
i haven't used mine in quite some time, i use to use it when i was working on motorcycles and it worked great on the cables

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HCBPH - just follow the link I posted in my previous response. It will take you to a pic and description on Amazon. These always worked (and still work) well for me.
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Looks like I'm going to have to order one to play with. I assume you thread a grease zerk into it and clamp it onto the cable somehow. Have to see but it looks interesting.
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