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post #1 of 2 Old 06-02-2019, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
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New to me 1042 Starter issues

I was given two Cub Cadets today and the 1042 looks in near perfect shape with only 312 hrs on her but I think the starter is bad, and I was wondering what everyone thought. These will be my first Cub Cadets and I am looking forward to getting them going. I uploaded some pics with the identifying numbers, and here is what it does when you try to start it.
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Re: New to me 1042 Starter issues

Using a heavy jumper (like a jumper cable) and go from positive on battery to the starter, bypassing the solenoid. If that doesn't do the trick, it's probably your battery.

In the past:
Craftsman, MTD, Snapper, 1961 Ford 801 Powermaster, 1992 LB 4.5HP 580546, 2003 LB 10552 6.5HP Duraforce, IH Cub Cadet 105, 2001 Cub Cadet 2146 14HP Linamar 38" deck, love of my life (Sold 10 Dec 2011), 2007 Cub Cadet 2550 22HP Kohler Vtwin 50"deck (Sold 22 Aug 2018)
In use:
1994 JD LX178 sweet little mower, only 15HP, twin cyl, 38" deck, liquid cooled!
1998 JD 445 22HP Shaft driven wheels, shaft driven 60" deck, diff-lock, hydraulic lift, power steering, fuel & temp gauges, fuel injected, and liquid cooled! This machine has it all!
2005 Nortrak NT 254 25HP Diesel 5' FEL, here's a case of cost-cutting, I only need a tractor 3 or 4 times a year

Going to try to stay Liquid Cooled the rest of my life! Hey, it gets HOT here!
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