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I have a sears craftman 247.88755 snowblower and the drive cable came loose from the transmission and I don't know how to hook it back up. The spring id still on the cabel
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Technician: Briggs-Fan, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago
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Technician: Briggs-Fan, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

Going by this diagram did it unhook from the bottom ?

https://www.partstree.com/parts/mtd/snow-blowers-snow-throwers/247-88755-31am32ad799-craftsman-snow-thrower-2008-sears/drive-assembly/

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I found the problem and my snowblower is fixed.
Technician: Briggs-Fan, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

Great what was the problem ?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
There was a plastic cable clamp on the handle that holds the auger cable and the drive cable in place and it broke in half making the drive cable too loose and it came off.
Technician: Briggs-Fan, Small Engine Technician replied 2 years ago

Ok I'm glad you fixed it , if you need any other help or anything please feel free to contact me

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