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model #133h450f503
serial #1c05312-0072
Early 90 mtd 12hp
Hi guys is this drive replaceable? Any ideas how much:hide:

 

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yes the gear is replacable. If you have a local lawnmower shop, they proably will have them as they are not very hard or expensive to replace.Mine cost $5.00 at the lawnmower shop. Hope this helps:thThumbsU
 

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If you have the starter off, take it with you to the shop. They probably have the tool to remove , and replace, the "c" ring from the top. Pop off the retainer and replace the pinnion gear. Before you, or they, put the gear back on, check for tightness. I found mine was too snug and it didn't return like it was supposed too. I just cleaned up the gear with some 80 grit sand paper and it works fine now. Good luck!

Rich
 

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Hey thanks guys. I figured the part would be alot more than that. Ill give the local guy a call on monday
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Not sure but looks like you might have used up the "goody" of that gear. (grin)

"I figured the part would be alot more than that. Ill give the local guy a call on monday "

It will be when you take it to someone to be fixed.

Walt Conner
 

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If you're in the HRM,the guy running Acadia small engines is by far the least expensive that I've dealt with.Look for a large white sign on the right 1/2 way between Lw Sackville and Mt Uniack.I think he in th Mt Uniack white pages and he has some used parts as well.G'luck
 

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My starter drive gear looked like that! A new gear cost less than five dollars, I installed it myself. While I was at it, I shimmed the starter to push the gear completely into contact with the flywheel. I used two 3/8 inch lock washers to raise it up. I think it will last longer with better contact.
 

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My experience has been that after market gears do not hold up nearly as well as B&S gears, one of the few things that I make it a point to OEM parts.

Walt Conner
 

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make sure that the bearing on the starter shaft doesn't have a lot of play in it or you will just tear up the new gear.
 
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