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Steel Push Rod

Part Number: 690981
Briggs and StrattonToro
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Product Information
Manufacturer: Briggs and Stratton, Toro
Product Number: 690981
Classification: Part
Weight: 0.01 lbs.
Shipping: Ships Worldwide
Description:
This is an authentic OEM replacement part, sold individually.

The Push Rod rides on the camshaft to push the exhaust valve open during the exhaust stroke.

It is compatible with the models shown below.

Let the engine cool before replacing this part. Wear work gloves to protect your hands.
Compatibility

This part is compatible with the following machines:

Toro
Briggs and Stratton

Products Compatibility

This item works with the following types of products:

  • • Engine
  • • Lawn Tractor
Questions & Answers

Will this part be for both intake and exhaust valve? If so I plan to replace all 4 push rods.
A for model number 405577-0111-E1
Hello, Thank you for your question. The push rod rides on the camshaft to push the exhaust valve open during the exhaust stroke. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!
Repair Instructions: Submitted by Customers Like You
17 of 18 people found this instruction helpful
Tool Type:
Lawn Tractor
Parts Used:
Steel Push Rod - 690981
Push Rod - 690982
Repair Difficulty:
Medium
Time Spent Repairing:
1-2 hours
Tools Used:
Screwdriver, Socket set, Wrench Set
Bent push rods.
Removed valve covers. Found bent rods. Ordered replacement rods. Questioned what caused the bent push rods. Watched the video and figured out the valve guides had come out which bent the rods. Followed instructions on resetting them and pinging the head to prevent the valve guides from slipping out. I did remove the head but is not always necessary.
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5 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
Tool Type:
Lawn Tractor
Parts Used:
Steel Push Rod - 690981
Repair Difficulty:
Easy
Time Spent Repairing:
15-30 minutes
Tools Used:
Screwdriver, Socket set, Adjustable Wrench
Bent push rod and push rod guide moved up out of the of the head.
Pressed in push rod guide and penned and replaced push rod and set clearances.
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4 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
Tool Type:
Lawn Tractor
Parts Used:
Steel Push Rod - 690981
Repair Difficulty:
Hard
Time Spent Repairing:
More than 2 hours
Tools Used:
Socket set, Wrench Set, Spring compressor
Repaired bent exhaust push rod
1. Removed valve cover
2. Removed valve spring, keepers
3. Set valve guide.
4. Re-installed spring
5. Install new pushrod
6. Adjust valve clearance
7. Re-install valve cover
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1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Tool Type:
Lawn Tractor
Parts Used:
Steel Push Rod - 690981
Push Rod - 690982
Repair Difficulty:
Hard
Time Spent Repairing:
More than 2 hours
Tools Used:
Screwdriver, Pliers, Socket set, Wrench Set, Nutdriver, Adjustable Wrench, feeler gages, putty knife, torque wrench, etc.
Engine only firing on one cylinder (V-Twin)
Started out by replacing a magneto, but that wasn't the problem. Pulled the valve cover and found 2 bent push rods, part of the problem, finally discovered damaged valve guide, now we're getting somewhere. Non repairable item, ordered new head assembly, still not running, I got it to start once then quit, Pulled the valve cover again an rechecked valve adjustment, set to .004". Decided gas wasn't coming thru carburetor, ordered carburetor rebuild kit , rebuilt it and it still wouldn't run.
After noodling it around my more experienced friend and I decided to pull the carburetor apart again, and that is when I discovered the little O-ring wasn't in its recess where it belonged. Too bad there wasn't an instruction on how to put it together properly. It got pinched and was allowing too much gas thru and was flooding the engine.
Once we accomplished that and got everything back together the engine started right up, and now runs like a champ. I forgot to tell you, I've never been a real shade tree mechanic before, first time for everything. I'm 75 years old!
No I'm not Laurie, she pays the bills, I'm her old man.
Gabby
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1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Tool Type:
Lawn Tractor
Parts Used:
Rocker Cover Gasket - 690971
Steel Push Rod - 690981
Push Rod - 690982
Repair Difficulty:
Medium
Time Spent Repairing:
1-2 hours
Tools Used:
Pliers, Socket set, Wrench Set, hammer
Engine overheated causing valve guides to push out and bend push rods
1. Removed valve cover
2. Removed valve springs and push rods
3. Used socket and hammer to push valve guides back in.
4. Reinstalled valve springs and new push rods
5. Adjusted valve clearance
6. Reinstalled valve covers with new gaskets
7. Washed engine thoroughly
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Tool Type:
Lawn Tractor
Parts Used:
Steel Push Rod - 690981
Repair Difficulty:
Hard
Time Spent Repairing:
More than 2 hours
Tools Used:
Screwdriver, Pliers, Socket set, Valve spring compressor, valve grind tool, torque wrench
Husqvarna Garden Tractor Briggs and Stratton 446677 one cylinder not working
Removed shrouds and then rocker cover. Found bent pushrods with the exhaust pushrod not actuating the vale.
- Checked the exhaust valve and it was blocked by valve guide displaced in cylinder head
- Ordered push rods and cylined head from eReplacementParts
- Cylinder head back ordered
- Removed cylinder head, removed vales.
- Pressed valve guide back into cylinder head, staked the guide using a punch to create a small raised section to prevent it being displaced
- Lapped valves, reassembled head using replacement push rods.
- Regapped valves
- Engine started and runs OK

NOTE: The problem is caused by dirt and debris build up on the cylinder head causing overheating and valve guide displacement. I strongly suggest checking the heads for dirt especially if operated in a dusty environment. If you have a faulty cylinder and have the skills to rebuild an engine, you can fix the head by pressing the guide in using a press; I used a vice.

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Tool Type:
Lawn Tractor
Parts Used:
Steel Push Rod - 690981
Push Rod - 690982
Repair Difficulty:
Easy
Time Spent Repairing:
15-30 minutes
Tools Used:
Socket set, Wrench Set, feeler gauges, torx bits
engine bent 2 pushrods (Briggs 24hp V-Twin, 540hrs
Removed rocker cover, loosened rockers, pulled old push rods out, replaced with new ones, tightened rockers, set valve clearance, reinstalled rocker covers.
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Tool Type:
Lawn Tractor
Parts Used:
Valve-Exhaust - 697576
Steel Push Rod - 690981
Push Rod - 690982
Repair Difficulty:
Medium
Time Spent Repairing:
1-2 hours
Tools Used:
Pliers, Socket set, Wrench Set, Vise
Bent valve rods
Remove valve cover
Remove covers blocking access to cylinder head and general area
Remove exhaust and intake manifolds
Remove cylinder head
Remove rockers.
Using vice and wood (to protect cylinder surfaces), compress exhaust spring
Remove collets retaining exhaust valve
Replace exhaust valve, compress spring, and insert new collets.
Repeat for intake valve if necessary.
Reattach cylinder head and rockers
Insert new valve rods and adjust rockers if necessary
Reattach exhaust and intake manifolds and attach valve cover.
Replace any removed covers
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Tool Type:
Lawn Tractor
Parts Used:
Steel Push Rod - 690981
Push Rod - 690982
Repair Difficulty:
Medium
Time Spent Repairing:
1-2 hours
Tools Used:
Socket set, Wrench Set, Allen wrench, gasket scraper
Exhaust valve frozen, both push rods bent.
1. Removed shroud.
2. Removed heat shield.
3. Removed intake bolts.
4. Removed exhaust manifold bolts.
5. Removed spark-plug.
6. Removed valve cover.
7. Removed head bolts and head.
8. Cleaned cylinder surface of old head gasket material.
9. Installed new head and torqued bolts in a cross pattern.
10. Installed new rocker arms (included with head) and leave slightly loose.
11. Apply assembly lube to rocker pivots and push-rod ends.
12. Install new push-rods, then tighten rocker arm bolts.
13. Check and set valve lash.
14. Clean gasket material from valve cover.
15. Using new valve cover gasket, install valve cover.
16. Install intake bolts.
17. Install exhaust bolts.
18. Install Spark plug.
19. Install heat shield.
20. Install shroud.
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Tool Type:
Lawn Tractor
Parts Used:
Screw (Rocker Arm) - 697890
Spark Plug - 691043
Gasket Set-Engine - 694012
Vacuum Hose - 694000
Steel Push Rod - 690981
Push Rod - 690982
Repair Difficulty:
Medium
Time Spent Repairing:
More than 2 hours
Tools Used:
Screwdriver, Pliers, Socket set, Wrench Set, Nutdriver
Bent push rods
Removed cylinder heads from engine. Removed rocker arms and valves from head
Positioned valve guides and staked in place. Reassembled heads and replaced on engine.
Cleaned engine and reinstalled shrouding. Refilled oil, turned key and listened to the sound of a good running engine.
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  • Easy repair, great part worked as expected
    Fit perfectly, lawn mower now working great
    Sherry - November 2, 2019 Verified Purchase
    Fast delivery
    Great part, good price and fast delivery
    Guest - October 12, 2019 Verified Purchase
    Easy Repair
    NEW item received, item as expected, and aided in getting my engine back to work!
    Rick - August 27, 2019 Verified Purchase
    Happy camper!!
    Got the job done!!
    Guest - July 4, 2019 Verified Purchase
    Right part, LONG wait!
    Good Part but cost is higher and the wait was not acceptable. Stating 4-7 days to ship- waited 20days
    tom - 18 days ago Verified Purchase
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    Product Information
    Manufacturer: Briggs and Stratton, Toro
    Product Number: 690981
    Classification: Part
    Weight: 0.01 lbs.
    Shipping: Ships Worldwide
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