Welcome to the DoItYourself Forums!

To post questions, help other DIYers and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our DIY community. It's free!

MTD 5-24 Snowflite Axel broke


chiefcreech's Avatar
Member

Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 8
OH

01-11-11, 07:37 PM   #1  
MTD 5-24 Snowflite Axel broke

The axel broke on my MTD Snowflite 5-24 the model number is 319 600A. I cant locate that model number on any parts sites including MTDs any ideas?

 
Sponsored Links
hopkinsr2's Avatar
Member

Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,561
Non-US

01-11-11, 09:24 PM   #2  
Is this a Very old unit?? I haven't seen numbers like that for many years... You may not find it online, but the local MTD dealer should get you fixed up They may have to call MTD to find it as my look-up doesen'thave it & it goes to 1978 '''' Roger

 
lawrosa's Avatar
Super Moderator

Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 17,607
NJ

01-11-11, 09:28 PM   #3  
Good luck finding the part. Its worth fixing it if you do it yourself and could find what you need. Otherwise buy a new one. Then get a minibike frame and make something cool out if the old snowblower. Yeah!!!!!!!!!!


Mike NJ

 
H0Td0g's Avatar
Member

Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 18
CANADA

01-11-11, 10:37 PM   #5  
I replaced the axle on my 1979 MTD 8-24 with 3/4" high grade ground shaft stock I picked up from a metal supplier. Had to cut it down and drill out holes myself though. Cost me about $20 and should last another lifetime! If you don't have the tools to tackle it I'm sure you'll be able to find a machinist or buddy with a drill press and saw that could help you out. Get your measurements right on and drill out holes that are exactly the size of your pins/bolts. Any play in those holes will lower the lifespan of the shaft.

 
Paulyb21's Avatar
Member

Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 18
CANADA

01-12-11, 01:41 AM   #6  
Is this what you are looking for??

Hey there Chiefcreech
Is this what you are looking for?? I own the same model (well the 310-600a version)

p/n 738-0384 Axle Free Wheeling for 319-600a (Google this part!!)

(from 770-8194.pdf : 319-600A owners manual. Have lost the link, but have the file)
Paul



 
chiefcreech's Avatar
Member

Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 8
OH

01-12-11, 09:01 PM   #7  
update

I took out the old shaft and a friend welded it. It worked for about an hour then snapped again at the same point.(where the hold for the drive gear is). Today i got a piece of 3/4" cold rolled steel rod and tomorrow I am going to cut it to the proper length, and then drill the holes needed in it. Hope this works. I still need to find a friction wheel for this blower. The old one works but speeds 1 thru 4 dont work. I think it needs a new wheel.

 
Paulyb21's Avatar
Member

Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 18
CANADA

01-12-11, 10:05 PM   #8  
That steel rod as Hotdog suggested seems like the right way to go from what I can see on price and availability for the axle, not good. Good luck

Do the reverse gears work but faster than normal?. Could just need to be adjusted
( friction wheel p/n 05080)
example link
Oregon Replacement Drive Friction Wheel For MTD 05080A

MTD Snow Thrower Parts - Drive Wheel Parts

 
H0Td0g's Avatar
Member

Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 18
CANADA

01-13-11, 10:50 AM   #9  
MTD still has manuals on file for these oldies. Email MTD tech your full model number and maybe even serial number if you have it and they should be able to email you a copy of the manual. There should be instructions in there on how to adjust the friction/drive system. The manual they sent me even included an illustrated parts diagram with list of pa rt numbers which really helps when you're locating replacement parts like those plastic shaft bearings. The link below is the email for an MTD tech. Good luck buds!

[email protected] <[email protected]>

 
Search this Thread