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Reassembly of Auger Housing

I had chewed up some spacers and an oil seal on my MTD Snow Thrower Auger assembly. Removing the assembly from the shaft was fairly easy because the spacer was chewed up and I could pull the housing apart and around the gear drive. However, with all the spacers reinstalled, there is no way to slide it back on the shaft. What is the best and most simple way to remove the shaft in order to reassemble the auger housing.

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If you go to you should be able to find aparts breakdown for your machine which will be helpfull in puting it back together.You will need your model and serial # to find your parts breakdown. The breaedown wont tell you how to do it but it will give you a good idea. if it's not helpful the if you post the model and serial # here then I can see what you will need to do.

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