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Vince O., Small Engine Technician
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Experience:  Over 30 years experience repairing lawn and garden equipment. Chainsaws, mowers,blowers and trimmers
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Troy bilt mower model 34342 Won't shift out of gear

Customer Question

Troy bilt mower model 34342
Won't shift out of gear
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Vince O. replied 11 months ago.
Hello, the linkage could need adjusted. See page 12 here :
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
It's not an adjustment. The shifter doesn't have any detents. It just moves freely without engaging gears.
Expert:  Vince O. replied 11 months ago.
The shifter inside the tranny may have broken but you won't know for sure until you remove and open it. Can you locate the trans model number?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I'll need help finding the tranny number but how will locating the number help?
Expert:  Vince O. replied 11 months ago.
If you plan on removing the tranny I can find a repair manual for it to help in disassembly and repair of it
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I have all the original paperwork.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
How much is a new one?
Expert:  Vince O. replied 11 months ago.
Most of the sites say it is no longer available. Similar looking ones are over $300.00. Part number 915-027
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
If the shifter inside the tranny is broken can it just be replaced?
Expert:  Vince O. replied 11 months ago.
The shifter is ref #10 and site says it also is nla. https://www.partstree.com/parts/troy-bilt/mowers-walk-behind-lawn-mower/34342-troy-bilt-33-wide-cut-walk-behind-mower-sn-343420100101-343421299999/peerless-transaxle/
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I guess I'm SOL! Lol
Expert:  Vince O. replied 11 months ago.
LOL, sorry for the bad news