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Old 06-09-07, 03:12 PM
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Success! (partly anyway)

One of the alternator wires was broken so I replaced the whole alternator an that works now...

When I replaced the alternator, I noticed the timing key was sheared. Replaced that and now this engine runs PERFECTLY SMOOTH! Didn't need that carb kit but oh well.

Another thing, after I washed this tractor, the key switch didn't work so I jumped it at the starter. I mowed a lawn for about 15 min. and when I shut it down, the key switch would start it . So it seems to only happen when the engine is cold. Any ideas?
 
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Old 06-10-07, 10:57 PM
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Check the connections on the switch. The battery terminal on the switch tends to get rusty and lose connection.

A sheared flywheel key on a twin cylinder engine? That's almost unheard of unless someone has been into it before and didn't torque the flywheel nut tight enough.
 
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Old 06-11-07, 06:04 AM
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It's possible the previous owner had the flywheel off. That plate under the flywheel that the shroud screws onto was missing all the screws which I think is what cut the alternator wire. The flywheel nut came off pretty easy too...
 
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