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Robroy40


Joined: Jan 5, 2013
Points: 3

Old John Deere 1032 snowblower
Original Message   Jan 5, 2013 5:29 pm
The wheels are not freewheeling. I loosened the big wing nut to free them and they are still locked. Is there something broke or has rust locked them. I use it as is, but it's hard for this old man to turn it. Thinking it would cost more then it's worth to have fixed. Any ideas?
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jrtrebor


Location: Michigan - 3 hours north of Chicago on the lake
Joined: Feb 10, 2010
Points: 539

Re: Old John Deere 1032 snowblower
Reply #1   Jan 5, 2013 6:15 pm
It would really help to know what the model # is of your blower.
A lot of the older ones were made by Ariens.
There should probably be a tag on the housing
 just below the engine in back.
When you say "they are still Locked"
You mean that both wheels are driving and it won't spin in a turn like it used to?
If your able to use it.  Then I would suspect that the
left wheel is not unlocking when you loosen up the wing nut.
As you said you've done.
I wouldn't think anything is broken.
But without being able to look at a parts diagram for your blower.
It's hard to speculate what the fix for the problem might be.
I have an older Ariens 1032 but it has a locking hub not a wing nut
to disengage the left wheel from the axle.  So that the differential can work.
ajallen


Location: Colorado
Joined: Nov 28, 2007
Points: 78

Re: Old John Deere 1032 snowblower
Reply #2   Jan 5, 2013 6:25 pm
It's rusted up hopefully not this bad:

this is the nut & with it removed

Friction disc

These are the parts

This message was modified Jan 5, 2013 by ajallen
Robroy40


Joined: Jan 5, 2013
Points: 3

Re: Old John Deere 1032 snowblower
Reply #3   Jan 5, 2013 6:49 pm
Yah, I think rust is the problem. Looks like a lot of work to fix.  Other than that it runs and looks good.

Think i can get $450 as is? I'm moving into a condo next summer.

jrtrebor


Location: Michigan - 3 hours north of Chicago on the lake
Joined: Feb 10, 2010
Points: 539

Re: Old John Deere 1032 snowblower
Reply #4   Jan 5, 2013 7:19 pm
Wow, good job ajallen.
Photos and all.
That diff. was a little rusted wasn't it.

Robroy40


Joined: Jan 5, 2013
Points: 3

Re: Old John Deere 1032 snowblower
Reply #5   Jan 5, 2013 7:48 pm
And thanks for the photos. I'm sure mine is like that. I bought it used and never noticed the problem. My main blower is a 1974 JD526, i put a kawasaki 6.5HP on it. Lots of torque.
MGreiner


Location: Iowa
Joined: Dec 12, 2011
Points: 8

Re: Old John Deere 1032 snowblower
Reply #6   Jan 6, 2013 9:41 pm
My 826 came with the same problem. It took alot of penetrating oil and muscle to remove the outer/inner shafts apart.  Lots of diesel fuel to clean up the gears and lots of freash grease on the shafts;  now works as intended.

Machines: 80s era 826 John Deere, 1977 Ariens 932001 20in and 2.7hp Tec, 2004 Frontier ST0521
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