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Sheared spindle? Ariens H70130158A

Neighbor gave me his 1973 (I think) Ariens... Tranmission is cranky (no reverse) tires have slow leak, rusty, carb needs to be cleaned, leaks gas and either engine or gear oil, etc..

But it starts easily, and will pull start once warm. Was planning on a rebuild this spring.

In any case, third time using a snowblower (ever) and I believe I sheared the spindle under the bearing support/behind the jaw coupling on the auger side of the drivetrain.

I can move the auger by hand and the pulleys will move with the clutch disengaged, but if I engage the clutch, the spindle moves with little resistance. Same goes with the engine on.

Any idea if I'm on the right track? Figure augur-side the best way to remove spindle or is there an easier way? I'll be outside tomorrow in the daylight to get photos, and will start calling local shops. Do places still carry parts for older snowblowers?

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There's a square woodruff key that keeps that pulley in place. I'm betting that it fell out.

There are two bolts, one on each side, I think they're 5/8", right on top between the bucket and the tractor, right where the belts are. Undo those bolts and the whole machine breaks in half. You'll probably have to loosen the chute turn gear support or remove the rod, depending on your style of Ariens. This will enable you to get a good look at what's going on there.

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Did a little more research and saw that the whole thing is modular. I'm thinking now it isn't the spindle but the pinion shaft may be to blame. In any case, going to separate them to get a better idea as to what is going on sometime during the day. Will snap some pics as well, thanks for the 411 regarding bolt size and location!

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