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07-05-02, 11:32 AM   #1  
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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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07-06-02, 01:35 AM   #2  
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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07-08-02, 05:56 AM   #3  
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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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07-08-02, 10:27 PM   #4  
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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