honda hrx217hxa drive cable replacement

nellie-2009June 7, 2009

I have a honda hrx217hxa with a broken drive cable. I picked up the cable but there is also a new lever that goes on the transmission. I thought it would be fairly easy but I was wrong. There is a heavy spring and pin to be removed, but I am not seeing how to get to it. Can anyone shed some light on this?


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rosemallow(z7 Md)

Do not remove the spring and pin. Disconnect it and insert a small allen wrench or pin to keep it together.

    Bookmark   June 9, 2009 at 8:33AM
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I got in the middle of this same job and ran out of talent. Had to load it up and take it to my local lawnmower store. Apparently the cable I had was replaced by an improved version.

    Bookmark   June 9, 2009 at 9:44AM
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Yeah..those are a pain in the butt. The replacement cable should come in a kit form with the new arm that connects to the transmission. To do the job (assuming you are converting to the new cable/arm), you have to drive the roll pin out and install the new the old torsion spring.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2009 at 8:37AM
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