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Toro 521 1989. snow blower drive won't disengage

While clearing snow today old reliable would not disengage from foward gears. Once is reverse it stopped until I engaged it. Back in any of the three forward gears it keeps on going. Any advice gratefully accepted. Thanks
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Sounds like the spring is no longer pulling the friction wheel back open or the linkage is too tight.
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Thanks. I am fairly handy with tools and have replaced cables, belts etc. Is this a job for the shop. I did find a manual for the drive system for this model.
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It should be an easy fix. You just have to take the bottom cover off and figure out what is getting hung up and lube it. If you find a broken return spring then replace it.
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Repaired

Turns out it was one of the springs that gave out. I had to remove a few components to get at it. It was pretty straight forward. I replaced the other main spring in the assembly since I had it open. Cleaned up and lubed. Thanks for the help.
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