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toro 5/24 question/ problem

Hi i recently purchased an old toro 5/24 with the tecumseh motor. it runs fine and goes into reverse no problem, but when you put it into drive or any other 2nd or 3rd speeds it moves in a very weak crawl.. any idea on what it cold be? Model number 38040 serial number is 5001999 apparently its a 1985

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to SBF toroblower. Good choice on the machine you purchased. Chances are the shift rod will have to be adjusted, or, the friction disc needs cleaning. Below is a link that one of our moderators (shryp) so graciously posted on the maintenance of two stage Toro blowers. You will have to remove the belly pan (4 screws) to see the friction disc and linkage.

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

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Thank you i cleaned off the friction disk this summer so i hope it not leaking oil i think it is the shift rod that needs to be adjusted like you said. thank you sir
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Some of those Toros used 2 separate friction discs for forward and reverse.

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it looks like theres one friction disk but 2 disks. the wheel with the rubber has a bolt on the left of the wheel that was loose. i tightened it up pretty tight and now it doesnt have a reverse gear and still no drive gears. still not sure how to adjust the shift linkage. i followed the steps in the link above but i believe its for a different model as this one is about 30 years old.
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Post up the model number and pics if you can.... 30 y/o rubber is probably shot. Also check that the shift linkage is not bent. They get bent when guys let them flop around in the back of the truck and slam against the tail gate.....



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Post up the model number and pics if you can.... 30 y/o rubber is probably shot. Also check that the shift linkage is not bent. They get bent when guys let them flop around in the back of the truck and slam against the tail gate.....

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Without the model and serial numbers we have no clue which 5hp 24" machine you have.
Pictures of the transmission components would be very helpful too.

Since it's weak in all gears it's more likely a friction or pressure issue between the friction disc and the disc that drives it. Have you checked the condition of the drive belt and the tension of the belt when the drive is engaged ??

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There has to be a force that pushes the rubber wheel forward against the friction disc and keeps it in contact all the time.This force comes from the spring mentioned in this thread.
(Another force is coming from the gear handle spring,but that is normally much weaker).
https://www.snowblowerforum.com/forum...1-service.html
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i believe the year is early 80s model number is 38040. the reverse works good but its slow like a crawl in drive and blows snow about 5 to 6 feet max at top speed. im not sure where the adjustment spring is on this blower. i think i followed the wrong snowblower manual! the drive belt and auger belt are adjusted correctly.
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