Pulling motor from GT20
Posted October 01, 2011 - 02:44 PM
Of course it's very difficult to troubleshoot when hot, so by the time I can get inside it the problem has gone away...
The REAL problem I have though, is trying to get at the darned coil. It appears that the motor has to be pulled to remove the shroud to access the coil. Have pulled the PTO belts, found the four motor mounting bolts, removed the fuel lines and carb links and everything else. The driveshaft is stumping me though. Have removed the bolts and locking pin from the transmission side, but the bolt heads at the motor side are behind a shroud, so how the heck do you unbolt them and torque them up again later? I can get at the nuts, but not the bolts and am afraid the bolts will just start spinning as soon as I start loosening them. Or are the bolts actually studs mounted to the coupler on the engine side? It's like a catch-22: have to pull the driveshaft to remove the motor, but have to remove the motor to pull the driveshaft???
Posted October 01, 2011 - 02:58 PM
I'm sorry,I can't help you,but someone should be along in a bit.
Posted October 01, 2011 - 10:08 PM
Posted October 02, 2011 - 12:19 PM
Posted October 02, 2011 - 02:13 PM
Posted October 06, 2011 - 03:29 PM
Posted October 06, 2011 - 03:55 PM
Posted October 10, 2011 - 10:24 PM
That makes sense, there is a locking bolt on either side of the coupler. No problems getting the ones off at the tranny end as usual, but only one is accessible at the motor end; same access issue as for the coupler, it's hidden behind the grass screen. Figure there must be a way to remove the grass screen and slide it down the shaft to access the flywheel end. Already replaced the switch, it tested okay but was really worn and corroded and I got one for a very low price, so went ahead with it.
I'm away training with the military for a few weeks, won't be back home to get back to it until almost the end of the month and will see what transpires then.
Brian, the service and owner's manuals can be downloaded from Ariens.com.
Posted October 16, 2011 - 10:03 PM
Posted October 21, 2011 - 02:38 PM
The grass screen bolts on from the bottom. May have to look for the boltheads as mine were covered over with grease/oil resedue from years of use. I think there were 3 of them. The coupling on the motor end can be left attached to the motor once the nut holding the cross lock pin is loose, you should be able to side the drive shaft forward far enough into the front hub for the coupling hub at the rear to clear once the coupling bolts holding the coupling together are removed from that end. Good luck.
Posted October 29, 2011 - 01:58 PM