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Well, she runs! She starts easily, runs...

Well, she runs! She starts easily, runs smoothly, shuts down and restarts fine.

It looks like I had at least two issues, a bad negative battery cable and bad diodes in the engine harness. The two...
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Neither the Scag or Kohler wiring diagrams show...

Neither the Scag or Kohler wiring diagrams show two spade terminals on the starter. The SAM module in the Kohler diagram has 2 wires to each coil, positive, ground and ignition kill, nothing to the...
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Posted By salguod

The single diode kit was $12 each plus shipping...

The single diode kit was $12 each plus shipping and involved pulling the harness and soldering new diodes in. I found a new harness for $69 shipped. I went with the new harness to make it easy.
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OK, I checked for spark by removing and grounding...

OK, I checked for spark by removing and grounding a plug. No spark when cranking. However, when I let go of the key, I heard a snap. Tried it again and it would spark every time I let go of the...
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Posted By salguod

Getting closer. New negative battery cable...

Getting closer.

New negative battery cable (positive cable looks good) and the newer starter installed and she cranked very well. Would not fire at all. Not even a sputter. Tried starting fluid...
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Finally, some progress. The old starter (now in...

Finally, some progress. The old starter (now in the mower) has two spade terminals on it. Not sure why. I moved the connector to the other terminal and tried with a jumper cable from the negative...
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Posted By salguod

It looks like the video link that I used to test...

It looks like the video link that I used to test the starters (post 37 above) is broken hopefully this one will work.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-RzcsdFoRQ
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Posted By salguod

You may have missed post 37 where I mentioned...

You may have missed post 37 where I mentioned that I tested both starters off the mower and both tested good. Neither will work on the mower, however.
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This driving me crazy so first thing I did this...

This driving me crazy so first thing I did this morning (before breakfast or coffee!) was go straight to the garage and put a jumper cable from the battery negative to the block. No change. I tried...
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Posted By salguod

I tested at the switch and at the starter only. ...

I tested at the switch and at the starter only.

On means run, start means start.

I used this video to test the old starter that I had removed in 2017 and it passed all the tests except the...
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Posted By salguod

Actually, starter was new in July of 2017 and I...

Actually, starter was new in July of 2017 and I bought an eBay aftermarket starter for about $45 when the new OEM Kohler starters are at least $100, typically $125 or more. Warranty was 1 year, so...
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Posted By salguod

OK, got a test light and it's showing: ...

OK, got a test light and it's showing:


power at the switch terminal from the ammeter (yellow wire) all the time
power at the other yellow wire when the key is ON
power at the green when the...
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Posted By salguod

I may be causing confusion based on how I'm...

I may be causing confusion based on how I'm referring to the harnesses. I bought two Scag harnesses, circled in red & green in the attachment below. The starter spade connection, in yellow, isn't in...
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Posted By salguod

Nothing in the new Scag harness. As I mentioned...

Nothing in the new Scag harness. As I mentioned (post #19), the old harness had been modified with a wire from the key switch to the spade terminal. The Kohler engine harness had also been modified...
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Posted By salguod

I typed up a whole response and evidently didn't...

I typed up a whole response and evidently didn't hit submit. :mad:

Anyway, I've attached a picture of the old starter. I think it's a piggyback. You can see the spade terminal too.

I've also...
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Posted By salguod

Model SSZ 22CV, serial number is 14550676. I...

Model SSZ 22CV, serial number is 14550676. I believe that the diagram I posted above is specific to my mower, but I may be wrong.

I know by the S/N that it was build in 1996, the engine is of a...
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Posted By salguod

I received and installed the new harnesses...

I received and installed the new harnesses tonight and nothing has changed. The new harness included two new fuses and a new relay, so I've verified they are not the problem either.

However, I...
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Posted By salguod

Also, I wasn't sure what you meant by this: ...

Also, I wasn't sure what you meant by this:



The conditions I experience when I turn the key is nothing. No click, no crank, nothing. I'm not sure how that matches the manual.
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Posted By salguod

I haven't updated this thread in a bit. I punted...

I haven't updated this thread in a bit. I punted and ordered the harnesses. It wasn't cheap, but should eliminate a lot of possible trouble spots.

I scanned through that thread and the parts...
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Posted By salguod

My seat interlock switch housing is broken and...

My seat interlock switch housing is broken and fell out of its mount. It has a zip tie holding the contact down. The neutral switches have been functional in the past. When the seat switch zip tie...
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Posted By salguod

As attractive as the nuclear option of replacing...

As attractive as the nuclear option of replacing the harnesses is, I'm not 100% convinced that the problem is in the wiring. Could it be the key switch or a relay? I do hear the hour meter ticking...
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Posted By salguod

Although I haven't checked it, I don't think low...

Although I haven't checked it, I don't think low voltage is the issue. The battery was new last year and it cranked well and started fine, I got on it, turned it around in my shed and then it quit...
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The jiggling isn't working anymore. I can get a...

The jiggling isn't working anymore. I can get a few clicks out of the starter, but that's it. And I can't get it to happen consistently so I can't ID the bad wire.

I checked continuity on these...
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Posted By salguod

The coil fixed my deck engagement issue, but I've...

The coil fixed my deck engagement issue, but I've still got a problem with the wiring. It cuts out and won't restart easily randomly. I started a new thread on that here...
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Posted By salguod

Scag SSZ CV22 Dies Randomly

Hello. My old (1996 vintage) Scag SSZ CV22 (22 HP Kohler twin) with a 61" deck quits and sometimes won't restart randomly. Earlier, I had a problem with engaging the mower deck...
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