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Repair Parts Home    Power Tool Articles    How to Replace the Throttle Lever Spring on a Honda HRX217 Lawn Mower

Why Read This Article?

  • Learn the correct process of replacing a throttle lever spring.
  • Teach yourself how to work on a Honda lawn mower.
  • See how easy it is to replaced parts yourself.

Article Breakdown

Repair Information:
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 30 Minutes
Frequency: As Needed

Removing the Throttle Lever Spring
1. Remove the lever cover
2. Remove the tension spring
3. Remove change cable
4. Remove change lever assembly
5. Remove the bracket
6. Pull throttle cable away from throttle lever
7. Remove the throttle lever
8. Remove the throttle level spring

Installing the Throttle Lever Spring
1. Install the new throttle lever spring
2. Install throttle lever
3. Thread throttle cable onto throttle lever
4. Reinstall the bracket
5. Reinstall the change lever spring and assembly
6. Tighten bracket bolt
7. Reinstall change cable
8. Re-secure tension spring
9. Replace lever cover

Video

Tools & Materials

  • Socket Wrench
  • Screwdriver

How to Replace the Throttle Lever Spring on a Honda HRX217 Lawn Mower

June 27, 2013
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This article will walk you through the steps of replacing a throttle lever spring in your Honda lawn mower.

If the throttle on your lawn mower is sticking, uneven, or just not working correctly, the throttle lever spring is probably to blame. Don't worry, this repair can be completed in less than an hour by reading through this article and watching the accompanying video. Keep reading for a walk-through of replacing the throttle lever spring in your Honda HRX217 lawn mower.

 

Find this throttle spring and more by visiting our Honda HRX217 parts page

 

Removing the Throttle Lever Spring

1. Remove the lever cover

Remove the two screws that are holding this to the handle, then set it aside.

 

 

2. Remove the tension spring

Use a pair of pliers to unhook this spring from the handle.

 

 

3. Remove change cable

Loosen the nut on the change cable, then pull it away from the bracket.

 

 

4. Remove change lever assembly

Remove the nut holding the change lever to the handle, then pull it away as an assembly. Try to keep it assembled when removing it.

 

 

5. Remove the bracket

Use a socket wrench to remove the bolt holding the bracket to the handle.

 

 

6. Pull throttle cable away from throttle lever

This will just pop out of the lever.

 

 

7. Remove the throttle lever

With the throttle cable removed, this will just slide off of the handle.

 

 

8. Remove the throttle level spring

This will simply pull away from the mower.

 

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Installing the Throttle Lever Spring

1. Install the new throttle lever spring

Slide this on the same way it was removed.

 

2. Install throttle lever

Slide this back over the throttle lever spring.

 

3. Thread throttle cable onto throttle lever

This will just pop back into the throttle lever.

 

4. Reinstall the bracket

Thread this back over the stud while making sure c-shaped end of the throttle lever fits over the tab on the bracket.

 

 

Then tighten the bracket bolt hand-tight.

 

 

5. Reinstall the change lever spring and assembly

Slide the change lever spring onto the stud, then the complete assembly. Make sure the tab on the orange assembly fits into the hole in the bracket. Then tighten the bolt with a socket wrench.

 

6. Tighten bracket bolt

Now you can go back to the bracket and tighten the bolt.

 

 

7. Reinstall change cable

Slide this back into its bracket and tighten the bolt with a wrench.

 

 

8. Re-secure tension spring

Hook this back into place.

 

 

9. Replace lever cover

Slide the cover over the controls into its original position and secure with the two screws.

 

 

 

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Conclusion

It's that easy! And this is just one of the many repairs that anyone can perform in the comfort of their own home in less than a couple hours. Keeping your lawn mower working properly will save you time, get you the perfect cut of grass and help you avoid those pesky repair shops.

 

Need any other parts to maintain your lawn equipment? We've got those too.

 

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