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Transmission does not operate

I was using the tiller and all of a sudden the drive quit working buthe tinnes are still working i can not get it in gear forward or reverse thanks

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Hello sir, Please provide the following information so that your issue may be diagnosed properly,what is it? brand name,complete model number The problem, What is happening with what? When it is happening? Are there times it does not happen? Did it just start happening? Did it ever work ? Did any seemingly unrelated event coincide with whatever it is not working? need the model number and brand name, if you need a manual i need the brand name and model number,if it is a riding mower the model number is under the seat.a snow blower the model number is on the rear of the machine, let me know,thank you. @@

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SOURCE: Tiller goes For./Rev. but wont drive forward with tines engaged

check the sher bolt on the tine to drive shaft. ill need model and ser number off the unit before i can go further with helping you thy changed them around a lot

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Could be the shifter inside the gearbox or it could be a stripped gear or broken chain. The bad news is you will have to remove the gearbox from the engine and then open the gearbox to see what is going on. This is quite time consuming but taking to a shop for this is very expensive due to the labor involved. You can do it yourself if you pay attention to how you take it apart. I hope this helps you out.

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SOURCE: The Tinds will not engage

you need grease on your power shaft that has the forward/reverse this is where the power goes to the wheels slids back and forth A round wheel one side forward the other side reverse

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