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My toro snow blower starts but won't shift gears
Typical snow blower shifts by moving a drive wheel on a hexoganal shaped shaft. Likely the wheel has rusted to the shaft from insufficient maintenance.
Remove the rear/bottom cover plate to access the transmission (usually 4 bolts). Lubricate shaft/wheel with penetrating oil and work free.
Avoid getting oil on the drive wheel and disc or thoroughly clean the disc and wheel with a liberal application of alchohol until wiping with a rag comes clean.
Lubricate any drive chains as well.
on Dec 02, 2019
John deere 310D backhoe will not move in reverse. Reverser oil good, forward good, runs great just not in reverse.
The oil inside for the reverser is good? You found that the oil level was correct, the fluid was clean and no further actions were needed? Usually the failure is the clutch pack but that is seen in the fluid. Can you feel or notice that the shift lever is moving into the gear selection correctly? Do you notice, feel or hear that reverse gear is engaged when selected. Do you hear any noises or sounds that weren't there before the failure? Did this failure happen out of the blue or have you noticed reverse acting up for a while now? Please let me know. Good luck.
on Dec 02, 2019
How to time a 10 hp kohler magneto engine by seeing a mark on flywheel and adjusting points to coincide with this mark.
Use an ohm meter across point contacts. Connect one of the ohm meter leads to engine frame and the other to the magneto primary near the engine kill switch. Check meter and points function by rotating crankshaft and observe ohm meter. With points closed meter should read zero or a couple of ohms. With points open somewhere over 100 ohms +. Check magneto specs if you want exact ohms.
Remove flywheel then put back in place just so its snug. Turn crank to align flywheel to timing marks then remove flywheel being careful not to move crank.Then observe ohm meter and position points to where contacts just open.
Double check by putting flywheel back in place and turning crank and observe ohm meter. Points should open when timing marks align... readjust if necessary. Torque flywheel nut when satisfied.
This is a relatively low speed engine and timing only needs to be good enough.
Consistancy of point contact closure due to dirty or worn points is the biggest problem.
New point contacts should be cleaned with alcohol to remove oils accumulsted during manufacture.
on Dec 01, 2019
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