Honda Harmony 215 Transmission Removal

Updated on February 19, 2020
eddiecarrara profile image

35 years of building customer relationships at an automotive dealership helping them understand how cars work and what it takes to fix them.

Who knew Honda would use a Spicer transmission?
Who knew Honda would use a Spicer transmission? | Source

Is Your Honda Harmony Transmission Giving You Trouble?

If you're having trouble with your Honda Harmony 215 transmission, and you need to remove it from your mower but you don't know how, this video should shed some light on the process, and it is a process.

I have had the transmission out of my Honda Harmony three times trying to figure out what was wrong. The last time I took it apart, I promised myself I wouldn't put it back together unless I was absolutely sure I knew it was fixed, and on my journey, I took pictures and video so I could share the results with you.

These instructiona should work on most Honda Harmonys, they're all built about the same, with a few subtle differences like the cables and drive belts.

Removing the Transmission From a Honda Harmony Self-Propelled Mower

How Long Does it Take to Remove the Transmission on the Honda Harmony?

Plan on having your mower down for about a day. that should give you plenty of time to remove and replace the transmission.

Liked the Video? Still Have Questions?

If you have a question about removing the transmission on the Honda Harmony 215, or if you're confused about something or maybe the video is missing a step, leave it in the comment box below and I'll answer it as soon as possible so we can get your mower back up and running.

If you're looking for an answer on why your transmission does not stay engaged on the Honda harmony 215, see my other video called the Honda Harmony 215 Transmission Fix. It explains in detail how the transmission works and what you need to do to fix it.

Take one second to vote

Did the video help answer questions about your Honda Harmony transmission problem?

See results

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • eddiecarrara profile imageAUTHOR

      Eddie Carrara 

      3 years ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Mike,

      Try applying forward pressure to the shift lever after engaging the clutch, if it moves or wants to catch, you problem could be in the shift lever cable adjustment. If you haven't read my other articles on this problem, you'll find them above the comment box on this page.

    • profile image


      3 years ago


      Is the problem in my transmission if I checked the wheels already cleaned the springs & gears that turn the wheels they both click very good & move free the problem is when i put it in gear & lift the mower off the ground the wheels spin but very slow when i put it down i have nothing how can i tell if it is in the transmission without removing it by doing some other tests whit it can you help me PLEASE.

    • eddiecarrara profile imageAUTHOR

      Eddie Carrara 

      3 years ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Don,

      If it's the transmission, it shouldn't engage until you pull the handle. If the crank turns with a ratchet then the problem has to be between the pull start and the engine.

    • profile image


      3 years ago

      My HR215 HXA Honda mower is 25 yrs old has been great I cut grass last week like always started first time I pulled rope. Now rope will not budge. I took the top off and put a socket on the fly wheel nut and the motor has compression, the blade will turn by hand. The rope assembly works fine off the mower put it back and when I tried to start mower the rope will not budge. Is it possible the transmission is locked up, if so can I bypass transmission I really do not need a self propelled mower.

    • eddiecarrara profile imageAUTHOR

      Eddie Carrara 

      5 years ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Clint,

      You will need to remove the transmission and check to see if the nut is loose on the pulley or if the shaft is worn. Let me know what you find, thanks.

    • profile image


      5 years ago

      I have the same transmission my problem is that the pulley on the tranmission wobbles back and forth in every direction. This is causing the belt to come off instantly when you engage the drive. How can I fix this. Thank you.

    • eddiecarrara profile imageAUTHOR

      Eddie Carrara 

      8 years ago from New Hampshire

      Hi Dale,

      There is a link to another one of my articles above the comment box on this page called Honda Harmony transmission problems, check out the videos Paul made at the bottom of he article, he shows you exactly what to do in his video when you need to replace the rive cable. Let me know if this helps Dale, thanks.

    • profile image


      8 years ago

      The transmission drive cable appears to be broken. Can I repace the drive cable without removing the transmission.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)