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Choke Doesnt Move Ariens 8524

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by sectlandscaping, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. sectlandscaping

    sectlandscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 315

    I have a tecumseh 8.5 hp engine. The choke wouldnt move with the lever. When I took the cover off. Its just stuck. I removed the bracket that holds the lever. I just cant figure out how to get the choke free. Its stuck open. I tried pb blaster and letting it sit, Some light prying. Not sure how to free it?
  2. mrwolf

    mrwolf Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    Is the actual butterfly stuck or just the lever or cable?
  3. 32vld

    32vld Senior Member
    from LI, NY
    Messages: 622

    This man can think clearly without getting choked up.
  4. sectlandscaping

    sectlandscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 315

    I freed it with lots of PB and prying the heck out of it. The butterfly and lever wasnt moving. I dont know, took a bit of force to free it. Then I had to open and close it over and over to make it move freely.