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honda hrc216sxa Doesnt pull itself?

Posted by b20accord (My Page) on
Wed, Mar 24, 10 at 1:37

Hey guys i had a buddy give me a honda hrc216sxa for free that he had laying around he hadent started it in about 5 years since he had upgraded but he said the only thing that was wrong with it was that it stopped pulling itself. So i drained out all the old gas and put new gas in it and it started up first pull but was stuck full throttle, so after adding a spring to the throttle i fixed that problem but the problem now is it doesnt pull itself. I dont know anything about these mowers so im not sure if its just a adjustment or what could be wrong. I can say though when i engage the wheels i do feel it slighty trying to pull but not much at all? Anyone have a idea of what is wrong??

PS: if anyone has a bag for it i need a bag for it too lol!


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RE: honda hrc216sxa Doesnt pull itself?

Is it hydrostatic or belt drive?


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RE: honda hrc216sxa Doesnt pull itself?

  • Posted by canguy British Columbia (My Page) on
    Wed, Mar 24, 10 at 22:19

That will be a shaft drive hydrostatic. Remove the wheels and make sure the drive pawls are moving freely.


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RE: honda hrc216sxa Doesnt pull itself?

You might take the cover off the hydrostatic trans and check the fluid. I have a HRC and last year I looked at the hydro fluid. It was really coal black. There is no maint. paper on the hydro trans but I drained the gas and oil out of the mower - turned the mower upside down and drained the old trans fluid out and replaced it with fresh.


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RE: honda hrc216sxa Doesnt pull itself?

it actually isnt a hydrostatic its the older model. The sxa is non hydrostatic. BUt what i am noticing now is that when i engage it it jerks and bucks while trying to move forward.


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RE: honda hrc216sxa Doesnt pull itself?

Are you sure youve given the right model number? Honda model numbers starting with HRC indicates its a commercial model, and ending with XA means it has a hydro tranny.


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RE: honda hrc216sxa Doesnt pull itself?

Depending on how old it is, it may just be that the wheels are spinning inside of the tires. I have an '09 version of this exact model, so it's definitely shaft drive. The whole tranny is pretty strong and reliable. Also canguy mentioned to check the pawls. My old Masters had that happen too. They rust in place, and are unable to engage the teeth in the wheel. It could be that if it is bucking, or possibly a fluid flow problem inside that isn't allowing it to engage completely.


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