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Toro wheel wobbles

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by xxl, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. xxl

    xxl LawnSite Senior Member
    from MO
    Messages: 260

    Hi i have a toro 21 inch mower 2 cycle engine. Model number 206684 Made in 1987, Love this thin runs great. My trouble is the right back wheel is wobbly. I trided replacing the cup and bushing But the bushing fell out of the of the pivot arm. Should i replace the pivoit arm? Has any one else had this problem.? I am open to any ideas

    heres the parts diagram

  2. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,139

    I don't understand, that diagram shows the left wheel but it would seem you need to replace the wheel itself, not sure about that bushing you speak of.
  3. dutch1

    dutch1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Jayhawk
    Messages: 2,249

    xxl, replace the pivot arm as well as anything else that appears to be worn. Any worn parts not replaced may cause premature wear on replaced parts. I've repaired hundreds of those units when I was in a Toro shop and they are a super little unit. When we hit a repair of this nature, everything from the deck on out was replaced--just a precaution against comebacks. You have to use your own judgment on the amount you want to spend on an older unit. Check the condition of the deck engagement button on the back side of the spring arms--when they get loose they will eat up the cast aluminum deck notches.

    The 2 and 4 stroke Suzuki equipped Toro cast aluminum deck models were superb units and if serviced properly, would last for years. Each of my kids have a similar unit that I rehabbed from junked out units and they are still running. The problem now is that Suzuki parts are very pricey, if not discontinued. I had one come in recently with a bent crank and if I remember, a replacement crank was in excess of $250.
  4. xxl

    xxl LawnSite Senior Member
    from MO
    Messages: 260

    I think i might replace the piviot arm. The bushing is not staying in place and falls out makes the whell wobbly

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