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Shear bolt holes are not lining up.

I am trying to replace my shear bolts on both sides of the auger. The right hand side went in with no problems. The left hand side is not lining up, I cannot even see the shear bolt hole in the rake. Any ideas?

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  • toriley Feb 09, 2009

    Thanks, the problem was locating the old sheared pin. It blends in with the rake and the grease! Anyway found it and punched it out. Thanks again.

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