Question about Ariens Garden
Are there bushings that I am missing as I don't think that drive shaft should be moving that much
If it's a simplicity then chances are good you have worn out the bearing shimms inside motor housing and it's allowing the shaft to move more , if you want to save it you'll need to open up motor housing and pull pullys off shaft and add new schimms ,bearings too would not hurt to replace, don't forget to replace the housing gaskets with new .
Posted on Nov 23, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: installing a bushing
If you bought the engine new from a dealer, ask about the availability of one with the correct shaft size or a crankshaft with a 1" PTO journal that you could install in the new engine.
The manufacturer designed the machine with the 1" PTO shaft for safety reasons. The load put on it during operation may be too much for the 3/4" shaft and cause it to break while running which could KILL some one!
You would have to replace the pulley, there is no SAFE way to use a 1 inch ID pulley on a 3/4 OD shaft, and if I am not mistaken, the keyway in the new engine is 3/16". and even if is 1/4, there isn't a "taller" 1/4" square key.
Just some things to think about! Chuck
Posted on Sep 22, 2009
Testimonial: "thanks for the input. I'll have to seek another solution, perhaps from a machine shop. thanks Mike"
If you do not the facilities to use an impact wrench, you will need to find to hold the pulley and you a breaker bar with a socket on it to get the pulley nut loose. I would use either"PB Blaster or Deep Creep" penetrating oil and spray it on the nut before you try to take it apart.
Or you may find a professional shop, take the deck to them and may may take the pulley off for a small fee.
Posted on Sep 28, 2009
You can loosen the bolts that hold the pulleys and guards far enough to slip the belt in, then tighten them back up. I have also carefully bent the guides back just far enough for the belt to go in, then bent them back in place
Posted on Oct 31, 2009
OH YEAH,. I am pretty sure that you have reverse threads on this. Try PB Spray (Penetrating Blaster available in most hardware & automotive stores,. it is a cousin to wd-40 and understand it has superior penetrating ability to get in there,. if you use it -- follow the directions and let it penetrate for about ten minutes.. The only other thing is that to be sure it is reverse direction you may need to try it both ways - perhaps use a 6-point (rather than a 12-pt) socket provided you can get it in there. In addition, try to PULL the wrench or tool TOWARDS you, in stead of away, for the obvious reason it is easier to get more torque, but also that if it slips, you do not break you knuckles apart!!
Finally, you may also need to go to the next level and apply some HEAT directly on the critter rapisly to get it to swell a bit, be careful not to overheat as the entire unit heats up - all of it shall swell together. Finally with heat if it doesn't work, you will have to wait for it to cool ENTIRELY before giving another crack at it.
PS, you may also be able to extend a wrench or ratchet with a pipe to gather more torque on it.
Good Luck withh the project and don't forget a "bigger hammer" method which may be used in combination to apply sharp torque 'hits' to give it a jarring momentum..
Posted on Jan 15, 2011
Testimonial: "tHAMKS CK. i'LL GIVE IT A "SHOT"!!"
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