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09-01-12, 06:36 AM   #1  
MTD starter removal

I have a Ranch King 18/46 lawn tractor with a Briggs & Stratton 18 HP and need to know how to remove the starter for repair. Not knowing, it looks like I need to remove the fly wheel and I'm hoping there's a way without doing this. I only see one bolt to the right of the starter and two on top and one's under the fly wheel. Please help.
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09-01-12, 09:53 AM   #2  
I do it often with just a 1/2" open end wrench. Break it loose with a box-end wrench, then take the bolt out the rest of the way with the open end.


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09-01-12, 10:12 AM   #3  
Thanks,
So, there's only one bolt, the one to the upper right of the starter and that releases it?

 
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09-01-12, 08:38 PM   #4  
No, there are 2 like you saw, one of them under the flywheel... those are the only 2.


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09-02-12, 05:27 AM   #5  
a curved box end wrench used on car starters may help too.

 
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09-02-12, 07:59 AM   #6  
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So, do you have to remove the fly wheel?

 
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09-02-12, 12:52 PM   #7  
No. Removing the black tin covering the head will help though.


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09-02-12, 01:19 PM   #8  
MTD starter removal

Thanks guys, I got her out. There was room under the fly wheel to get the bolt up and out of the bracket.

 
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