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new motor for a craftsman 9 hp snowblower ?

hi my neighbor gave me a craftsman 9 hp snow blower... great condition but he said the motor stopped working.. so i was wondering what would be a easy/good replacement motor for it ? the model number is craftsman 536.887992 anyone have any suggestions ? thanks for the help

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i would go with a predator 301 or 420
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have you tried to figure out what's wrong with the motor?
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i would go with a predator 301 or 420
great thanks i was just looking at the 301 predator.. do you know if it would pretty much just be a direct swap ? or would i have to get creative.. lol thanks


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have you tried to figure out what's wrong with the motor?
no i haven't he just droped it off this morning . he said he it was running then stopped and wouldn't start i tried to pull start it real fast before i left for work and doesn't want to pull .. feels locked up ? maybe it is something simple ?
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if you want put a pipe wrench on the pulley end of the motor after checking the oil and try to unseize it. cant hurt to try
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if you want put a pipe wrench on the pulley end of the motor after checking the oil and try to unseize it. cant hurt to try
great thanks ! i will give it a shot tonight... is their a chance it might start running again ? i figured it was done, that would be great .. thanks for the help
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it will more then likely throw the rod or lock up again or it might run fine
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great maybe i will get lucky.. if i do need a new motor are the predator motors a direct swap or would i have to do something with the output shaft ? i would probably go with the 301 8 hp predator .. thanks

http://www.harborfreight.com/8-HP-30...ck-to-top-link
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Pull out the spark plug and see if the engine will turn over. You can stick a new full length pencil down the plug hole to see if the piston goes up and down.

Check the oil level and see if there is oil in it, and if there is, is it OVERFULL and smells like gas. Maybe the carb leaked fuel into the intake manifold and it all ended up in the crankcase.

If the crank turns and the piston is not going up and down, you're off to Harbor Freight.

If the crank won't turn, you can try pouring an ounce or so of oil or ATF down the plug hole and leaving it for a while to see if you can get it moving but if its been seized there are possibly other things that are questionable inside.

If there's no oil in the engine, or very little, and it looks like something you scrape off your shoe, Take a look at the base of the engine block and look for cracks or holes or puddles of oil. If you find cracks or holes, you're off to Harbor Freight.

If the crank turns and the piston goes up and down, you might able to get it running. Check for spark, take a look in the gas tank and see what's in there, especially on the bottom. Take the bowl off the carb and see whats in there. If it's full of things other than gas, it will need thorough cleaning or possibly replacement.

Don't give up on it until its necessary. You also want to check the engine to see if it has two different shafts coming out driving two different pulleys, one for the auger belt, and another for the traction belt. Some Tecumseh engines have two, which makes a conversion more difficult, and requires some creative fiddling. The picture in the parts list LOOKS like it's a single shaft, but ya never know for sure till you look.

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thanks for the detailed info ! im gonna work on it tonight and see what i can do... suppose to snow tomorrow also so im keeping my fingers crossed.. lol
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