How do you remove the auger assembly from MTD Yardman Housing

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Old 11-03-15, 05:00 PM
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How do you remove the auger assembly from MTD Yardman Housing

I have a 1999 MTD Yardman Snowblower, Model 31AE6A4E000 that I need to replace the housing on. I cannot see how to remove the auger assembly from the Housing. I have the side mounting bolts removed and the entire auger assembly is loose.
Your help is appreciated.
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Old 11-04-15, 03:53 AM
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That Housing looks pretty good . . . . why do you need to replace it ?

I just did that disassembly this past Spring when I added "Paddles" tp the Impeller Blades.

It appears that you got the Bolt and Pulley off the Impeller Shaft and now have a stuck Bearing.

I had to drench my Bearing in Penetrating Oil for several hours and then borrowed a "Puller" to get it to budge. I have since purchased a Puller of my own, similar to this:

http://http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-65mm-Two-Jaws-Gear-Puller-Bearing-Disassembly-Tool-Spiral-Forging-Technology-/111734494877?hash=item1a03e5169d

If it has never been off since 1999, it may be a struggle, so be patient (and protect the bolt's threads at the end of the Impeller Shaft).

In case you're interested, here's a photo of my Impeller with the Paddles attached:
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PS: eBay also has replacement Impeller Bearings incase thise one is over the hill !
 

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