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My 40$ Toro 824 1980

Starts well. Only problem i can find so far is the forward gears, u have to hold the lever in place it doesn't stay engaged. Reverse is ok though.....
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good price, good HP level. put some chains on that puppy and you'll be good to go...




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Great deal man!!!!

Sounds like your traction tension spring broke. Very common, very cheap and very easy fix...accessible through the belt area! Is this why u got it so cheap???

Sorry, im on my phone and cant get u links at the moment. Check my 38080 '89toro thread for a pic of the spring.
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Hello and welcome to the forum kcirtap. Here is a link to the thread classiccat was referring to.

https://www.snowblowerforum.com/forum...oro-824-a.html

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Thanks Guys. Yeah i think that is why it was going for so cheap. HE said he had been manually pushing it but got fed up and posted it for sale. This is my first blower. Gonna check out the spring once it gets warmer it is currently -30 celius here in quebec ;0)
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Oh man...these blowers are a workout even when they are powered if its a runner....you scored a BOMPROOF TORO for 50 bucks!!!! Thats the stuff right there!!!!
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LOL yeah i found it brutal to push and there was no snow. Can't imagine doing it with snow.... Probably why owner sold it. Probably bought something shiny.... But yeah think i scored nicely. I just bought a house and only moving in may, so only really need it for next winter, but when i saw ad on kijiji, i was all over it. Didn't want someone else to get it... Gonna try to remove the belt cover to see what it looks like...
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well couldn't wait. I braved the cold.... Here it is. Thank you very much. Gonna order part




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Here is a link to the Toro two stage service manual (thank you Shryp) that should help with current and future repairs. You can also go to the Toro website and download a free user manual by entering your model and serial numbers.

http://shryp.ashendust.com/Snowblowers/2stagdrv.pdf

https://lookup3.toro.com/partdex/index.cfm?xCaller=Toro

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Springs are fairly generic. You could take your old one to any good hardware store, Home Depot or tractor supply place and match it up with something close enough.

Please direct all snow blower questions to the forums and not to me with PMs.
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