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As mentioned in another MTD specific post, I am going to repair the transmission flange cracks of my 1995 MTD 8/26. While it is apart, I will naturally replace the belts. Today, while doing a couple of minor things (no snow don't you know), I noticed that the auger engagement cable is loose and the adjustment is up to 3/4 of the usable threads underneath the engagement lever. I cannot believe that the cable has stretched that much, but don't have any experience with them either. It therefore seems like I should replace it too. Question, do they stretch that much over time?
 

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I've not done it myself; but if you're actually at the end of the adjustment distance, can you put a knot or two in the cable to shorten it, and buy yourself some additional distance ?

I've seen that done as a "temporary" measure which then lasted several years.
 
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