Cub Cadet - Kohler Engine will not turn over


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Old 04-14-09, 06:13 AM
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Cub Cadet - Kohler Engine will not turn over

I have a 2005 Cub Cadet 1045 w/ the single piston 19hp Kohler engine. I have 72 hours on the motor. It ran fine when I parked it last fall, now it will not fire. The starter cranks and I have a spark. The puzzling part for me is that it will not fire even when I squirt starter fluid into the carb. I have even pulled the plug and shot some starter fluid into the cylinder. Any ideas?
 
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have you done a compression test yet?
also if possible check ignition timing?

Good luck and have a great day
 
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Old 04-14-09, 11:55 PM
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I agree, check compression. If sufficient, try a new plug.
 
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Old 04-20-09, 09:40 AM
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Thanks, I checked compression and it seems good. I am now thinking it maybe the timing. The engine cranks, then fires once and stops, then it does it all over again. I'm know thinking it is the timing because of the way it stops the cranking process when it tries to fire. Make sense? As a follow up, does anyone know how to check thhe timing on this engine? It is a Kohler SV600.
 
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Old 04-20-09, 10:20 PM
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Check the flywheel key. It is all that sets the timing, and could be sheared.
 
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Old 04-21-09, 11:56 AM
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Will do, thanks! I'll give it a shot.
 
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Old 04-21-09, 12:57 PM
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It sounds as though you may have a battery that lacks luster. This engine should have a fuel solenoid and it requires a good battery to trigger the solenoid. The fact you state that the cranking process stops leads me in this direction but the only kink in that thinking is that you don't get it to fire with starting fluid directly into the combustion chamber. What, exactly, was you compression test reading?
 
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Old 05-01-09, 05:51 AM
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OK, got the flywheel off and the Key was sheered. Are these readily available at my local dealership? Also, once I replace the key, how do I know if I am putting the flywheel on in the correct spot for timing. I read the service manual and I didn't find anything about setting the timing or timing marks. Also, is there any trick to pressing the flywheel back on?
 
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You can get the keys at any small engine shop. Also a lot of auto parts stores carry those as well.

The flywheel key fits in the groove in the crankshaft and the groove in the flywheel slides down over the the key. It aligns itself. Then your timing is correct.

Make sure the crankshaft end and the hole in the flywheel are both clean when you reassemble. The end nut presses the flywheel on. Make sure you get the nut tight.
 
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Old 05-04-09, 09:06 AM
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It worked!! Thanks everyone for your help!
 
 

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