Snowblower Auger Jammed: need advice on how to take auger apart

Hi!
I own an old craftsman snowblower and the auger won't turn anymore. I think that an object, probably a rock, is logged in there somewhere. The blower is already opened up and split in two, but I can't seem to figure out how to dismantle the auger to remove the object jamming it.
Any help is much appreciated, I would hate having to bring it to a mechanic :-( hehe
Thanks!
Shawn
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Typically you will need to remove the drive pulley, remome the bearings on the blower shaft and ends of the augers. If it is jammed from a rock or simular object you should be able to see it. There is a chance that the gear box from the blower to the auger stripped and the gears are jammed. I have seen it more times than you want to know! Greg
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On most blowers after you seperate the two halfs as you say you have done, then it is just a matter of removing the pulley from the eingine side and sliding the auger and shaft out as a unit. I may be seized in the support bearing. If that's the case remove the 4 bolts from the pillow block supposrt bearing and see if that will help you remove it.
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Have you tried moving the auger in the opposite direstion? NOT BY HAND try to pry it somehow with a 2x4 just to see if it moves. It just might clearyour jam. If not follow the post above. My guess is the tranny gearing is jammed.
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