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Got it fixed. The wiring connection at the...

Got it fixed. The wiring connection at the transmission was unplugged.
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John Deere LX188 no power to starter solenoid

HI,
I bought an LX188 the other day that I didn't get any history on. JD ID number is MOL188X092593. Engine is a Kawasaki FD501V. Bought it for the engine and deck Problem is that I get no power to...
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I replaced the wire with the correct one from...

I replaced the wire with the correct one from John Deere. It has the diodes built in it.
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Briggs vanguard 16 hp engine firing on 1 cylinder

Hi,
I bought a John Deere LT166 last week. Wasn’t running when I got it. Turns over good, has 120 lbs compression on both cylinders. Wasn’t getting spark, so I pulled the shroud off. Wire that goes...
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Kohler Command valve cover leaking

Hi,

I am working on a John Deere LT160 with a Kohler Command engine. Engine model number is CV460S. When I got it, the valve cover had been leaking for some time. Pulled the valve cover off,...
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Thanks for teaching me about testing the copper...

Thanks for teaching me about testing the copper wire going to the starter from the solenoid. Didn't know about doing that. When I turn the key to the start position and get the click sound, there is...
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How do I check that? The only two wires that I...

How do I check that? The only two wires that I see to test go to the solenoid.
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I get power to the small wire (with the test...

I get power to the small wire (with the test light) on the solenoid when it does start and when it doesn't start. So you are saying the starter needs replaced? It just acts like it has a dead spot.
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John Deere F525 starting problems

Hi,

Working on a John Deere F525 front mower. Tractor will start great 3 times out of 10. The other times it makes a single click sound. I checked the small wire on the starter. When I turn the...
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I have the new starter on it. It does start great...

I have the new starter on it. It does start great most of the time. I do have power to the starter and have used the test light at the single wire when I turn the key to start it that it does get...
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John Dere STX 30 has starting problems

Hi All,

Working on my friends mower. It is a John Deere STX30. Serial number is MOOSTXA017734. Engine number is CV12.5 9. Spec 1216. It is a Kohler Command 9 hp engine. He said the starter went...
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Thanks for leading me to the points. They looked...

Thanks for leading me to the points. They looked good. I gapped them and lightly sanded them. Still ran the same. Swapped out the condenser with a spare one I had from years ago. Started up and runs...
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That was another question I had. I don't see any...

That was another question I had. I don't see any points on it. I thought they were on the outside of the engine near the coil. All I see is a coil and condenser.
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John Deere 214 won't speed up..Kohler 14 hp

I bought a John Deere 214 that the previous owner was using until it developed a problem. He said he was using it until it died and wouldn't start back up. He replaced the ground strap that was...
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Since most of the coolant was out of the block, I...

Since most of the coolant was out of the block, I decided to start it without coolant to see what happened. Started it up a couple of times and ran good. Didn't let it run too long. Thought I would...
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Coolant is clear and so is what is coming out of...

Coolant is clear and so is what is coming out of the spark plug holes. I noticed on my garage floor that what I thought was water is indeed coolant. It is a little sticky and not drying as quick as...
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The engine was cool when I cleaned it. I have...

The engine was cool when I cleaned it. I have cleaned a hundred engines the same way I did this one, so not sure if it was just a fluke or what. After I found water the first time, I got all of it...
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John Deere LX 188 water in cylinders

Hi,

Bought a John Deere LX 188 yesterday. It has a Kawasaki FD501V twin cylinder liquid cooled engine. Didn't run too good when I bought it. Kinda sounded like it was running on one cylinder....
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I went to John Deere with my numbers and got the...

I went to John Deere with my numbers and got the correct coil. Just got it today and installed it. Tractor does the same exact thing. Starts and runs great for about 15 -20 minutes. Then it dies...
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The coil is definately the problem. This time...

The coil is definately the problem. This time when it shut off, I pulled the plug and checked for spark. There was none. Let it cool off for 15 minutes. Started right up and ran good. Did that twice...
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John Deere LX 176 runs good...then shuts off

Hi All,

My friend brought over his John Deere LX 176 for me to hopefully fix for him. The tractor starts up and runs great. Then after it has run for 15 to 20 minutes, it will just shut off. It...
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Went out today to see if I could find anything...

Went out today to see if I could find anything else going on with engine. Tried to start it and check and see if I was maybe getting a weak spark that I didn't notice before. I could hear something...
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John Deere 316 with no spark

Hi All,

Bought a John Deere 316 the other day. Previous owner said something was wrong with the engine and that he bought a new one. It had been sitting for two years in his barn. I got it home...
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Started it up and ran it for a few. Turned it off...

Started it up and ran it for a few. Turned it off and left the gas cap loose. Went back an hour later and had gas in the elbow once again. Pulling my hair out.
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I did the q tip with compound trick. Same...

I did the q tip with compound trick. Same results. After sitting for about an hour, intake elbow was full of gas. Decided that I had spent too much time on this carburetor. Got another identical one...
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