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08-10-10, 09:23 AM   #1  
Honda Self propelled wont move

I have a Honda HRR2162TDA mower. It has a 3 speed transmission. I can get it to move if I move the drive cable well inside the holder on the handlebar so that it is halfway to almost outside past the holder. Sounds like the cable is stretched beyond limits and needs to be replaced. Is this a pretty good assumption or should I be looking elsewhere. The belt tension seems tight.

 
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08-10-10, 03:27 PM   #2  
Hello jl66redcpe,

Take a look at this thread and see if the same may work on your machine.

http://forum.doityourself.com/outdoo...e-problem.html



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08-11-10, 04:52 AM   #3  
31Ytech -- thanks for the response. My handle is not configured like the example. I have the handle that just has a single bolt and nut to hold the cable. I have tried adjusting it however I cannot get enough adjustment.

 
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08-11-10, 09:23 AM   #4  
Well, You didn't mention adjusting....If that's the case, Then maybe you are due a new cable.

 
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08-11-10, 10:44 AM   #5  
I actually pulled the cable towards the mower until it was almost out of the holder then tightened the nut -- when I did that the transmission engaged and the mower moved. Can the cable stretch that much ??

 
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08-11-10, 03:29 PM   #6  
The outer cable housing is like a tightly wound spring, Over time the housing can shrink and the inner wire stretch.

There is one other thing you can try, Remove the inner cable from the handle and tie a knot in it as close to the end as possible so it still has full travel.

Doing this will shorten the inner cable and save the expense of a new cable and time to install it, Some of these Honda cables can be a bear to replace.....

 
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08-12-10, 10:22 AM   #7  
31Ytech -- Thanks for your input. I took your suggestion and modified it slightly. Instead of tyiing the cable in a knot. I took an old fishing weight approx 3/16 dia and approx 3/4 long. The important thiing is that it fit inside the spring at the end of the cable. I inserted the cable into the weight and crimped the weight around the cable. I inserted the weight inside the spring and voila -- it worked perfectly. Again, as always -- thank you.

 
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08-12-10, 06:01 PM   #8  
My hats off to you jl66redcpe, That's a neat idea with the weight.....


I've got a cable making kit with all sorts of replacement ends and soldering pot to build/shorten cables, But I've seen a few machines come in with a knot in the cable is why I mentioned it....

 
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