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#932342 - 02/06/18 11:18 AM Snowblower wheel bushing thing
rfm3 Offline
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Got an older YardMAchine snowblower and there is a bushing or some thing that fits onto the shaft for wheels and resides in the casing. Seems this has worm where sometimes it slides out of the casing and remains on the shaft, but causes the machine to kind of wobble. More so, if I set it to have both wheels turn..

Any suggestions on how to keep it in the casing? Seems the edges are rounded.


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#932346 - 02/06/18 11:42 AM Re: Snowblower wheel bushing thing [Re: rfm3]
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Does the flange on that bushing usually reside between the transmission case and the wheel? I would expect the axle to not have enough length to allow the bushing to come out of its place. Perhaps a few washers between the bush and the wheel hub could take that space up?

What model #? Be interesting to see a parts diagram, to see how it was intended to go.

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#932353 - 02/06/18 12:28 PM Re: Snowblower wheel bushing thing [Re: JasonB]
rfm3 Offline
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I bought a new one at our local small engine shop...the flange fits into housing and the wheel shaft goes through it. There is the flange, a large washer and then the wheel goes on. Each side.

All things are fine if the machine is in one wheel drive, that being the other wheel does the driving. This wheel just spins freely on the axle.

If I move this wheel out to the next hole and put the cotter pin in to have both wheels drive, this is where the flange begins to pop out. I can move the shaft back and forth a couple inches. The left side, the main drive side does not pop out.

The right side, this one will over time pop back out, in fact the hew one does same thing.

Seems that the whole axle/shaft has a bit of lateral movement, and with the two wheel drive set up, this is where the flange works itself out.
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#932356 - 02/06/18 12:36 PM Re: Snowblower wheel bushing thing [Re: JasonB]
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Originally Posted By JasonB
What model #? Be interesting to see a parts diagram

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#932359 - 02/06/18 12:43 PM Re: Snowblower wheel bushing thing [Re: CabinConnection]
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Originally Posted By CabinConnection
Originally Posted By JasonB
What model #? Be interesting to see a parts diagram

whistle


Yardmachines Model Style 4 I think, with 16 in wheels

Model numbers E602E, E642E and F, E662E and H, E614E, E644E and F and E6A4E

The diagram shows things but I do not see what might be the issue
short of putting something between the wheel and flange when in 2 wheel mode
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#932362 - 02/06/18 12:52 PM Re: Snowblower wheel bushing thing [Re: rfm3]
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Edited by rfm3 (02/06/18 12:52 PM)
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#932365 - 02/06/18 01:18 PM Re: Snowblower wheel bushing thing [Re: rfm3]
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I don't know about your machine, but my 'blower's wheel axle has TWO clevis pin holes, so you don't move the wheel "outboard" to put it in drive mode - You simply relocate the clevis from the outboard axle hole to the inboard wheel and axle hole.

I'ma bet that's your problem.

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#932366 - 02/06/18 01:20 PM Re: Snowblower wheel bushing thing [Re: rfm3]
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#932372 - 02/06/18 01:55 PM Re: Snowblower wheel bushing thing [Re: JasonB]
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(Bleeping censored much censored commentary)

All these years I have been pulling the wheel out to the outer hole to put pin in...

so after your post, I went out and, well, embarassingly realized all I had to do was put the pin in the inner hole...

Thanks Jason...been only doing this for about 17 years (machine is 1999)

this will rate up with my plumbing mishaps...

thing is, when I usually put it to two wheel drive, it is when I am in deep snow, trying to get the thing going....

with that all said, there still is a tad bit play in the shaft..to get either hole lined up, I have to make sure the left side bushing/shaft is tight against casing...the shaft still has some lateral play...but at least I have this one issue resolved seeing we have snow coming tonight
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#932373 - 02/06/18 01:57 PM Re: Snowblower wheel bushing thing [Re: rfm3]
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Yes, perhaps 1/8-1/4" play would be normal.

This answer sprung to mind because I've done the same, and wondered why the bushing was wandering about....

This is far less bizarre than your plumbing and dremel escapades... LOL

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