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Posted January 20, 2012 - 09:55 PM

That is what I am thinking. Now I have to take that side panel off again. I am trying not to scratch this all up but taking it apart it is hard not to do that. It will be a tomorrow project, I am not going back out there again, it is 14 degrees outside.


I don't blame you, 17 here. Too cold tonight. Sometimes 10 isn't bad, sometimes 15 feels colder somehow.

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Posted January 21, 2012 - 06:12 PM

I messed with it today and the problem is the end of the center pulley unscrews and binds up. I tried different combinations of shims but nothing works. I suppose this is one of those "can't see the forest for the trees" things. I read the manual and it doesn't say anything about it and it only shows one washer on the back side as a thrust washer. Do I need to put locktite on the threads or pean them>

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Posted January 21, 2012 - 07:31 PM

I messed with it today and the problem is the end of the center pulley unscrews and binds up. I tried different combinations of shims but nothing works. I suppose this is one of those "can't see the forest for the trees" things. I read the manual and it doesn't say anything about it and it only shows one washer on the back side as a thrust washer. Do I need to put locktite on the threads or pean them>


That screw is suppose to be LEFT HAND thread.

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Posted January 21, 2012 - 07:33 PM

Not the LH screw the whole pulley comes off. Both end pulleys screw onto the center shaft and one of them is what is coming off.

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Posted January 21, 2012 - 07:47 PM

I don't know, I never had one of those apart???
That set of pulleys rotates on the shaft smoothly?

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Posted January 21, 2012 - 08:02 PM

It does until you put it in gear and then it spins the pulley apart and it wedges itself between the LH screw and the back of the shaft.

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Posted January 21, 2012 - 08:24 PM

I just went out and looked at one I got on the shelf, those 2 outer sheaths and the center shaft look like there put together really good.
I thought they were pressed together, but as I said I never had one apart.
You say there screwed together? How do take it apart of tighten it up?
I can't see any spot where you would put a tool to do that.

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Posted January 21, 2012 - 08:29 PM

I just grabbed the two pulleys and unscrewed them, one stayed on the shaft and the other came off. The parts book shows them coming apart and the service manual talks about how they go together. There needs to be something that keeps them from unscrewing.

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Posted January 21, 2012 - 08:35 PM

I just grabbed the two pulleys and unscrewed them, one stayed on the shaft and the other came off. The parts book shows them coming apart and the service manual talks about how they go together. There needs to be something that keeps them from unscrewing.


Ya I checked the parts book to and I see what you mean.
Some how there's got to be a way to put it together so it don't come apart, permanent lock-tite???
Somebody else going to have to help you on this cause I don't know.

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Posted January 21, 2012 - 08:41 PM

Hey Dan in the Argo parts books that Retainer #50 part#511205M1
That is touching the center shaft and not the pulley, if it rubs on the pulley it might loosen it off.

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Posted January 21, 2012 - 08:46 PM

Yes but some how when the belts spin the pulley it un screws. I checked the retainer and there is about 10 thousands clearance between it and the pulley. I am thinking loch-tite also but why does the service manual not say anything about it.

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Posted January 21, 2012 - 08:52 PM

Mine are the same there is some clearance between the retainer and the pulley, you can move it back and forth a bit.
All I can say is put it together as tight as you can with lock-tite.
How they do it when they made it???

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Posted January 21, 2012 - 09:17 PM

Is it possible that it is on backwards? Try flipping it over so that it screws tighter instead of looser.

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Posted January 21, 2012 - 10:01 PM

Tried that it just unscrews the pulley facing you and it comes flying off.

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Posted January 22, 2012 - 06:28 PM

I cleaned the threads up and put lock-tite on them the tightened them as much as I could, then I center punched around the threads. So far it is working fine.




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