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tired Tranny on Troy Bilt 21" snow king /Tecumseh 5HP

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I have a Troy Bilt 21" snow king with the Tecumseh 5HP engine. The trans is not giving much poser and can't move the snowthrower anymore. It is a peerless tranny.

Any ideas on how to fix?







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Check the belt tension.
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Check the belt tension.
Thank you very much. The chain does look loose. How to adjust tension on the chain?
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You should be able to find the manual here - - > http://www.troybilt.com/webapp/wcs/s...elNumber=42000

He's suggesting you check the tension on the drive BELT, not the transmission drive chain.

Is the drive axle loose, the one with the wheels attached. Are the bushings it rides in worn badly ??

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You should be able to find the manual here - - > http://www.troybilt.com/webapp/wcs/s...elNumber=42000

He's suggesting you check the tension on the drive BELT, not the transmission drive chain.

Is the drive axle loose, the one with the wheels attached. Are the bushings it rides in worn badly ??

Thank you.. The drive wheels seem fine, nice and tight. bushings look bad but seem tight.

After Taking a second look, I don't thing the drive chain is the problem. She's just tired. I'm guessing the transmission needs to be retired. When I shift into 1, 2 or 3 or R, it's just so slow and listless. Too bad cause the motor is going like the wind. It's a good motor.

Hmm... a new tranny is $220 here. and I don't know if it's a plug n play or if the install is complicated to put in the new replacement tranny... or a new one can be had with electric start for $600....hmm decisions
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Thank you.. The drive wheels seem fine, nice and tight. bushings look bad but seem tight.

After Taking a second look, I don't thing the drive chain is the problem. She's just tired. I'm guessing the transmission needs to be retired. When I shift into 1, 2 or 3 or R, it's just so slow and listless. Too bad cause the motor is going like the wind. It's a good motor.
Not the chain, the belt that the engine drives. Pull the belt cover off the top of the blower. Check the belt 'R' around pulley 'Y':



Check the tension adjustment, the idler, tensioner adjustment etc:

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I pulled the cover and both the R and S belts look extremely old, cdracked and stretched.

Thanks a lot. Where can I get replacement parts?

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Thanks a lot. Where can I get replacement parts?
Get your machine name plate info handy. Model number and serial number.

1. Local Power equipment dealer.
2. Jacks small engine . com is a good on line source with good parts and diagram listings.

If you know your part numbers for certain you can get the best deal on ebay. But you need to have confidence you have the right belt sizes. If you are not confidant take the 1 or 2 approach.

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