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post #1 of 5 Old 12-30-2016, 09:08 AM Thread Starter
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My Ariens 1976 snow blower will start in one gear and end up in high gear.
How do I adjust drive system to fix this?
My tractor is Model #924032
I have installed new , gears,chains, friction plate, bearings, drive shaft, key etc..Every thing is greased up
Thanks for your help with this.
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Sounds like the gear selector lever that positions the friction wheel is slipping out of position allowing the friction wheel to move by itself to the outside of the friction disk..

Might be a tension spring missing that keeps it locked into the notches or grooves or detents to keep it where you set it. Move the gear selector and see what the locks are doing. Follow the gears and levers to see how the shift lever is moving by itself. There should be some reasonable resistance in the select lever

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Yeah - there should be a pretty stiff spring that keeps the selector locked into place...... usually they get rusty and stick or become very hard to press. Sounds like yours is broken/missing or stuck down perhaps?




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Hmmm could be...

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If you look underneath the black dashboard you can see the pin that locks the gear selector into each gear's "notch". It'll be pretty obvious whether this pin is springing back into the notches.

Also try spraying lithium grease down into the shaft of "button" on the gear shifter. That could also be where it sticks.

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