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jack assy dislodging and getting stuck

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I am having some problems with my jack assy dislodging and getting stuck which stops my snowblower form driving. I just replaced the jack assy and the bearings that hold it in place but there is still quite a bit of side to side play in it. It will drive for about 30 seconds then pop out of place and get stuck. The bearings don't move but it looks like the entire assy shifts and I have to take off the bearings to get it unlodged. The pictures show it after it has dislodged and gotten stuck.

Anyone ever run into this problem before? Im not really sure how it is happening but I'm guessing the bearings just need to be a bit snugger into the assy so it stops the side to side play. I was thinking I would just throw a couple washers in between the housing and the bearings so the bearings sat further into the assy reducing the side to side play.

Its a craftsman snowblower 11 HP 31". Model number is C950-52830-0.

Thanks for all the help.

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Hey z, I JUST did a write up on this transmission repair....It is quite involved......But It was a success.

See this thread: https://www.snowblowerforum.com/foru...e-problem.html

It is located on the same page your post comes up. Just read through it. Any Questions, feel free to ask.

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Maybe "jack assy." is common terminology in the field of snowblower repair,I don't know,but I really thought for a minute that I was having a stroke because I just couldn't fathom what the title meant.For a moment I thought it had something to do with a person being "jackass-y".Sorry-I'll go to bed now.
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Hey guys,

Thanks for the welcome. Thanks Jay! Your post helped a lot. Not nearly as bad as I had originally thought and a couple extra washers on the drive shaft have it running again. Not sure if I needed to replace the jack shaft or not but at least it was fun tinkering and I got to learn a lot of good stuff for the next problem that will inevitably arise. Great timing too cause I didn't have to shovel the 20cm of snow we got last night. Thanks for all the help, its really appreciated.

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