Replacing Drive Belt

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Old 12-18-05, 04:30 PM
tgb68
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Replacing Drive Belt

Think I've figured out that I need to replace the drive belt on my Ariens 5hp snowblower (model #93206, Serial #055157) It doesn't really throw the snow far and bogs down when it has a full load of snow in it. The engine is running great, so this is my assumption that it's the drive belt. I am correct? How difficult is it to replace? don't have too much experience with snowblowers. I have downloaded the manual from Ariens, it seams pretty basic, or am I under estimating it?
Any thought or commets would be great!
 
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Old 12-19-05, 12:57 AM
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It's pretty easy and that's likely a single belt model.

You remove a bolt from each side of the blower housing and it tilts forward to allow access to the pulley.

Remove the spark plug wire and rotate the engine as necessary to get it off. You may hae to adjust the idler pulley, or not.

Doesn't have to be Ariens brand V belt does does have to be for a slip clutch application.
 
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Old 12-20-05, 12:47 AM
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could also be the impeller bearing is worn to the point where the belt will not tighten . You can check to see if there is an play in that by reaching into the chute and pulling up and down on the impeller. Shouldn't be any slop at all.
 
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Old 12-21-05, 02:14 PM
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Just finished changing belt, really not bad at all. Looks like I throwing snow like a champ again. Thanks for your advice.
 
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