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Old 07-05-02, 11:32 AM
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won't start

i have a '78 sears gt 18 garden tractor w/ 18hp onan engine. it started a litte sluggishly yesterday. won't start today. soleniod makes a clicking noise and starter won't turn. any ideas?
 
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Old 07-06-02, 01:35 AM
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Hello Heavy G!

I believe you have a dead battery. You may need to charge it, or if it is 2 or more years old, I would replace it. Get a fairly good one...(one with 300 or more cranking amps) for that larger engine.
 
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Old 07-08-02, 05:56 AM
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Thanks Cheese,

The battery was fine. it ended up being the points. i replaced them and everything is fine now

Thanks again,

Heavy G
 
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Old 07-08-02, 10:27 PM
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The ignition contact points? They have no effect on the starter and solenoid. Strange. Well....I'm glad you got it running again!
 
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