Guys, unlike some of the newer designs where the hex shaft is open on one end, my 1965 is encapsulated on both ends. I don't see an easy way out. Does the entire tranny needs to be taken out? Any tips or tricks?
Yep, at least as I remember from last summer. The instructions in the manual were pretty descriptive, at least enough that I was able to follow and get it done. I don't have the instructioni me at the moment. I also remember getting my finger caught between two of the metal pieces....that hurt! I followed the instructions in the manual and was able to get it done as a first-timer, so you'll be able to do it.
Hi, I just replaced the disc on my '65. Was worn almost as much as yours looks, but the new one barely made a difference. I've haven't posted a question on what do next, if anything... But, to get it out, you'll need to disconnect all the linkages and the "top" throw-out bearing rod/pin. The big problem I had was trying to remove the pin that runs through the pivot tube. There's a cotter pin you pull out, but mine was severely rusted to the tube and especially the ~2" long spacer on the right side. This is supposed to slide out and let you pull the disc bracket out. I couldn't get mine out and pulled the chain off, removed the gear bolts so they had just enough play to wrestle the disc bracket out. Royal pain! I didn't think I'd get it all back in, but I did.. with no extra parts left either. That's just a quick recap of what I can remember. I took pictures along the way and can post one or two if it helps. Good luck!
thanks for the fast replies. I got the unit out and the friction disk replace. However, when I was taking it out, i did not pay attention to how the spring is attached. can someone direct me where the spring hooks on to?
Ken, good to see you have it back together. Helps to have two of the same machines around! It's funny you just did this because I picked up a new disc a few weeks ago myself and have yet jump in there and tackle the drivetrain. I think I may wait until warmer days (which feel like they may never come at this point!) 6-8 more inches coming tonight!!
I just picked up an Ariens 932006 Sno-Thro that had been sitting at the curb for a couple of days. Hopefully I can get it into operational condition again.
It's definitely rusty and crusty. The discharge chute and throttle cable are rusted in place, for example. However, the engine is free...
Need to put it away for the 'summer' but service manual PDF does not give a general maintenance checklist.
Is there a list/link somewhere you can point me to?
-Oil change (of course)
-Non-ethanol fuel stabilized (I add Stabil whenever I fill up the gas can at the pump)
-Remove wheels apply...
Does anyone have the instructions for removing the right hand track wheel in order to access the two grease fittings in there? My book says refer to the service manual. I didn't get one of those
First time Ariens owner. Just did a post season maintenance interval on an Ariens Platinum SHO 24. I had a lot of difficulty reinstalling the bottom cover. Specifically, the 4 hex bolts that screw into the side clamp nuts were a bear to get in. Is there some simple trick I am missing?