John Deere E180 Two barrel carb choke linkage problem

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Engine was popping and sputtering under full throttle. It ran okay on low and medium throttle. I pulled the carb and cleaned it out and installed overhaul kit. On the left side of the carb is a link that goes to a lever for the choke. It has a plastic weight that snaps into the lever. I cannot figure out how to get it into the lever and operate vertically. Any suggestions appreciated. Worst case I can always do a shade tree modification but I like to keep things as stick as possible. Thanks.
 
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Is this the carb you have?

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The screwdriver is pointing to the bar the link where the link attaches. The top view of the carb has the connection on the left.
The link has a plastic weight which snaps into the bar. The link needs to be vertical when this happens....
 

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So does the plate on the end of your choke shaft look like this?
If so, the choke shaft snapped off and the end of it/spring/assembly feel off. (you can compare this pic to the previous pic I posted to see what is missing)

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This happened to my Exmark and I had to order a Choke Repair kit for it. It came with new choke shaft, a new bushing for it it ride on, gaskets, etc.
 
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No it is different, the shaft is fine. If you look at the link the top of the plasttic fits into a bar. The plastic needs to be horizontal but the link needs to be vertical.
 

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Ahhhh, yeah I'm not sure then.
But I'm sure there are a few people on this site that are familiar with that style carb setup and will be chiming in shortly
 
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A video on youtube showed the setup. Thanks for the interest and the help!
 
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A video on youtube showed the setup. Thanks for the interest and the help!
Post up the link if you can, this thread might help someone else in the future
 
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This shows pretty good. If you look at my picture you can see when I removed the carb I didn't realize how that link was installed and when it came out the plastic clip ended up on the shaft where it didn't belong, which is what confused me. I removed the clip and everything went together as I thought it should.


 
 
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