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Craftsman rear tine tiller model 917.296030 won't shift gears not even neutrel

Won't shift in to any gear, engine runs . wheels move

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SOURCE: what type of lube is used in 917-294261 tiller gearbox?

80-90 gear lube

Posted on Jan 09, 2009

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SOURCE: There is power to the wheels, but no power to the tines.

there is a manual on e-bay $3.75
I hope this helps

Posted on May 08, 2009

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SOURCE: rear tiller won't go into gear.belt needs replacing

find your model number from the list on this link and click to get your manual

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Posted on May 20, 2009

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SOURCE: Craftsman tiller engine dies when I try to engage tines

tilt the back of the tiller up and check for a rock or stick wedged in between the tines and the shield

Posted on Aug 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Yardman Rear Tine Tiller tines won't turn. Belt

The problem lies in the shift lever in the gearbox. A poor initial design that was upgraded twice. The shift fork arms have spread enough for pins to come out of the groove they run in when the tiller is shifted to the last position. (Bending back into position would only be a temporary fix as would not be any stronger.) To replace shift lever, the gearbox cover has to be opened. Seperating the cover can be somewhat challenging. When prying cover apart try to not damage the cover gasket. Gearbox grease is very thick, so gasket's real purpose is to keep water and contaminants out. Leave all gearing and chains in place. The shift lever part number is 618-0245B. Or use assembly kit number 753-0869 (contains shift lever 618-0245B, position indicator, and roll pin.) Part will run in the $56-$68 range and can be found through MTD as well as Cub Cadet. Also can get through Sears PartsDirect.

Posted on Dec 13, 2009

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