How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Vince O. Your Own Question
Vince O.
Vince O., Small Engine Technician
Category: Small Engine
Satisfied Customers: 2847
Experience:  Over 30 years experience repairing lawn and garden equipment. Chainsaws, mowers,blowers and trimmers
32407143
Type Your Small Engine Question Here...
Vince O. is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

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: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Vince O. replied 1 year ago.
Hello, the linkage could need adjusted. See page 12 here :
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It's not an adjustment. The shifter doesn't have any detents. It just moves freely without engaging gears.
Expert:  Vince O. replied 1 year 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 1 year ago.
I'll need help finding the tranny number but how will locating the number help?
Expert:  Vince O. replied 1 year 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 1 year ago.
I have all the original paperwork.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How much is a new one?
Expert:  Vince O. replied 1 year ago.
Most of the sites say it is no longer available. Similar looking ones are over $300.00. Part number 915-027
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
If the shifter inside the tranny is broken can it just be replaced?
Expert:  Vince O. replied 1 year 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 1 year ago.
I guess I'm SOL! Lol
Expert:  Vince O. replied 1 year ago.
LOL, sorry for the bad news