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The pinion gear will not engage the flywheel on my 8.5

Customer Question

The pinion gear will not engage the flywheel on my 8.5 Tecumseh snowblower engine it seems the gear is to small, is there a larger gear?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Wayne replied 1 year ago.

Hi I'm Wayne

I will help you with this

yes there are different diameter gears

what it your model number

and PT of starter you bought

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Tecumseh #37000 the teeth on the old were ground off the new same model will not engage
Expert:  Wayne replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for that

is your starter 12 v or 110 volt

Expert:  Wayne replied 1 year ago.

Hi Again

is it not going far enough in to hit flywheel

or goes in and diameter of gear too small does not hit ring gear

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
dia of gear does not hit ring gear, the starters look the same
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
goes in and diameter of gear too small does not hit ring gear
Expert:  Wayne replied 1 year ago.

sorry for all the questions,

count the teeth on old gear and new gear

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
16 teeth
Expert:  Wayne replied 1 year ago.

16 On both of them,

last question, engine model number

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
8527ES
Expert:  Wayne replied 1 year ago.

Thank you

give me few minutes

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
OK
Expert:  Wayne replied 1 year ago.

Hi

That is the snow blower model, I need engine model number ,Please

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Give me a minute
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
LH318SA
Expert:  Wayne replied 1 year ago.

Hi

all 4 parts companies does not show that having a starter

was it a add on ??

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
NO,
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
if it helps it's a snowking
Expert:  Wayne replied 1 year ago.

Hi

I am sorry but I continued to look

but nobody shows a starter on the engine,

I am going to look thru the snow blower parts list

Expert:  Wayne replied 1 year ago.

HI

Is this a MTD or pouplan

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
POULAN PRO
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
POULAN PRO 8527ES
Expert:  Wayne replied 1 year ago.

HI

I am sorry this so long,

but did track it down

the starter is P/N ###-##-####/strong>

that is the Poulan P/N

and it shows to have a bigger gear

then the 37000

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Why then is the original starter a Tecumseh model 37000 and that the new Tecumseh 3700 not work
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Are you still there?
Expert:  Wayne replied 1 year ago.

Hi

I don't have answer to that

Can I suggest you just purchase the gear for it

and install onto old starter

look at it here

click here

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
thanks
Expert:  Wayne replied 1 year ago.

I hope this helped you

Wayne