This video provides step-by-step instructions for replacing the shear bolt on Ariens snowblowers. The most common reason for replacing the shear bolt is if it is broken or missing, causing an auger to not turn.
All of the information in this shear bolt replacement video is applicable to the following brands: Ariens
Tools used: pliers, rubber mallet
Before beginning this procedure, be sure to remove the snowblower’s start key from the engine.
Your first step is to remove what’s left of the old shear bolt if still intact.
Install the new shear bolt by first aligning the holes in the rake assembly with the holes in the gear case.
Now insert the bolt and tap it into place.
With the new shear bolt in place you can now return the start key to the snowblower’s engine.