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#1 Merkcottage OFFLINE  

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Posted October 13, 2016 - 10:58 PM

Hello. I am new to this site and hope I'm posting this correctly. I have an Ariens GT 20 garden tractor and am wondering how to remove the throttle control knob to pull it back through the dash without breaking the plastic knob? Is it glued on or have set screws in the two holes on either side of arm? Thank you kindly.
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Posted October 14, 2016 - 05:17 AM

Welcome to GTtalk!

That is one item I never tried to take off yet. I am not sure what would hold it on without checking mine. If it's epoxy instead of set screws, some guys use some heat and a prybar to pop it off. I need to look at mine again for a better answer.
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Posted October 14, 2016 - 06:14 AM

Welcome to GTTalk I'm sure you'll get the answer , great members here
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Posted October 14, 2016 - 06:49 AM

If memory serves, that black handle pulls off of the metal lever. You can loosen up the throttle bracket, grab the handle, and pull the cable end in the opposite direction. Or you can push on the dash with one hand, to prevent twisting the dash, and yank the handle off. The metal throttle lever is formed to provide a tight interference fit when inserted into the handle. There are no set screws or glue on this component. 

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Posted October 14, 2016 - 07:30 AM

I have used a 3/4" piece of wood placed next to the metal lever to spread pressure..  Used a jiffy bar to pup them off while holding the opposite side of the dash your prying on with your free hand.  I did run into a flat control arm that had a threaded knob on a White I was working on.  First one I ever saw that way.

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Posted October 14, 2016 - 02:06 PM

:welcometogttalk: :camera: Should just "pull" off