Cub Cadet Snowblower Dipstick Tube Replacement #951-10656

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This video provides step-by-step instructions for replacing the dipstick tube on Cub Cadet snowblowers. The most common reason for replacing the dipstick tube is when it or the dipstick is broken or lost.

All of the information in this dipstick tube replacement video is applicable to the following brands: MTD, Yard Machines, Craftsman, Cub Cadet, Troy-Bilt, Yard-Man, Huskee, MasterCut

Tools used: Phillips head screwdriver, needle-nose pliers, 3/8” socket, 1/2” socket, 3/4” socket, 10mm socket

Step By Step Instructions

1
Before you replace the dipstick tube on your snowblower first make sure the engine has cooled.
2
Next, remove the wire and boot from the spark plug to prevent the engine from accidentally starting.
3
Use a phillips-head screwdriver to remove the screws securing the dipstick tube cover.
4
Unthread the dipstick and you can remove the cover.
5
To access the dipstick tube mounting bolt, we recommend removing the chute gear box support bracket.
6
To do this, remove the retaining clip securing the chute control rod and pull the rod free.
7
Remove the retaining clip to release the support bracket pin.
8
Remove the wing nut from the center gear box mounting bolt.
9
Lift the gear box off of the support bracket and set the gear box and chute assembly aside.
10
Next, use a 3/8th inch socket to remove the bolts securing the belt cover.
11
Pull the cover off.
12
Now release the drive belt idler pulley tension spring.
13
Use a half-inch socket to remove the upper two mounting bolts securing the gear box support bracket.
14
Use a three-quarter inch socket to remove the lower bolt.
15
You can now remove the support bracket and use a 10mm socket to unthread the dipstick tube mounting bolt.
16
With the bolt removed, pull out the old tube.
17
Install the new dipstick tube by inserting it through the slot in the fuel tank housing and into the engine block.
18
Replace the mounting bolt to secure.
19
Now reposition the chute gear box support bracket and replace the bolts.
20
Reset the tension spring on the lower bolt.
21
Replace the belt cover.
22
Rethread the bolts and tighten.
23
Reposition the chute assembly on the chute adapter. as you realign the gear box on the support bracket.
24
Confirm that the center mounting bolt is in place in the gear box housing then thread the wing nut on and tighten.
25
Reinsert the support bracket pin and secure it with the retaining clip.
26
Confirm that the holes in the gear box coupler are facing straight up with the chute facing forward and that the chute control lever is at the “one o’clock” position.
27
Now insert the rounded end of the chute control rod into the gear box coupler and the hex end into the control coupler.
28
Secure the rod with the retaining clip.
29
Confirm that the chute has a full range of movement.
30
Now reposition the dipstick tube cover and replace the screws to secure.
31
Insert the dipstick into the tube and tighten.
32
With the repair completed reattach the spark plug wire and boot and your snowblower should be ready for use.
Description
This video provides step-by-step instructions for replacing the dipstick tube on Cub Cadet snowblowers. The most common reason for replacing the dipstick tube is when it or the dipstick is broken or lost.

All of the information in this dipstick tube replacement video is applicable to the following brands: MTD, Yard Machines, Craftsman, Cub Cadet, Troy-Bilt, Yard-Man, Huskee, MasterCut

Tools used: Phillips head screwdriver, needle-nose pliers, 3/8” socket, 1/2” socket, 3/4” socket, 10mm socket
Step-By-Step Instructions
1
Before you replace the dipstick tube on your snowblower first make sure the engine has cooled.
2
Next, remove the wire and boot from the spark plug to prevent the engine from accidentally starting.
3
Use a phillips-head screwdriver to remove the screws securing the dipstick tube cover.
4
Unthread the dipstick and you can remove the cover.
5
To access the dipstick tube mounting bolt, we recommend removing the chute gear box support bracket.
6
To do this, remove the retaining clip securing the chute control rod and pull the rod free.
7
Remove the retaining clip to release the support bracket pin.
8
Remove the wing nut from the center gear box mounting bolt.
9
Lift the gear box off of the support bracket and set the gear box and chute assembly aside.
10
Next, use a 3/8th inch socket to remove the bolts securing the belt cover.
11
Pull the cover off.
12
Now release the drive belt idler pulley tension spring.
13
Use a half-inch socket to remove the upper two mounting bolts securing the gear box support bracket.
14
Use a three-quarter inch socket to remove the lower bolt.
15
You can now remove the support bracket and use a 10mm socket to unthread the dipstick tube mounting bolt.
16
With the bolt removed, pull out the old tube.
17
Install the new dipstick tube by inserting it through the slot in the fuel tank housing and into the engine block.
18
Replace the mounting bolt to secure.
19
Now reposition the chute gear box support bracket and replace the bolts.
20
Reset the tension spring on the lower bolt.
21
Replace the belt cover.
22
Rethread the bolts and tighten.
23
Reposition the chute assembly on the chute adapter. as you realign the gear box on the support bracket.
24
Confirm that the center mounting bolt is in place in the gear box housing then thread the wing nut on and tighten.
25
Reinsert the support bracket pin and secure it with the retaining clip.
26
Confirm that the holes in the gear box coupler are facing straight up with the chute facing forward and that the chute control lever is at the “one o’clock” position.
27
Now insert the rounded end of the chute control rod into the gear box coupler and the hex end into the control coupler.
28
Secure the rod with the retaining clip.
29
Confirm that the chute has a full range of movement.
30
Now reposition the dipstick tube cover and replace the screws to secure.
31
Insert the dipstick into the tube and tighten.
32
With the repair completed reattach the spark plug wire and boot and your snowblower should be ready for use.

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