1997 Simplicity 970M- replaced friction disc; drive stays engaged now - Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums
 
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1997 Simplicity 970M- replaced friction disc; drive stays engaged now

Hi all,

New member here. Looks like a great community.

My 22-year old Simplicty SnoAway 9-70 is a champ. But it was finally time for a new friction disc (lost forward motion, little bit of snow mounding caused wheel slippage).
I popped it in last Friday. It seemed to go well, and I made the recommended owner's manual adjustments to speed selector, auger drive tension , traction drive tension.

Now, the blower seems to drive itself in anything higher than first gear, and especially with gears 4 and 5. This is without the traction control depressed. I have to shift back down to 1 or R1 R2 to get the drive to stop and go neutral.

Did I miss an adjustment?

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Likely you need to reduce the tension on the drive clutch cable, since it doesn't have to pull anywhere near as far to engage the drive now.
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Thank you. I'll give it a try!
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