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Pony wont stay in drive

Same problem as another post. I have a Pony tiller that won't stay in drive, it keeps popping back to free wheel.

This is the model with the lever that you turn (as the other poster said) from about 12 oclock (free wheel) to 3 or 4 oclock for drive. This isn't a Horse model with the adjustment block.

It works fine if I hold it there with very minimal force, but I don't see how to adjust the tension to hold it there. Suggestions?

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I would check and see if your cable is binding. If it is binding you may not be getting it engaged all the way. Also you have to rock the tiller back and forth a little while you are trying to engage it or sometimes it will not engage all the way and then will pop out. Also check that the arm the cable connects to at the transmission is free to move in and out of gear. Sometimes those get coroded up. Just spray some penetrating oil on it,the cable and lthe lever. As far as I know there is not a tension adjustment on the cable.

Good Luck!

Posted on Jan 15, 2010


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