My Tractor Forum banner

Ford LGT 125

12343 Views 17 Replies 6 Participants Last post by  Utah Smitty
Hi i'm new to the site and i'm having a few problems with our Ford Lgt 125 if anyone can help us, we'd greatly appreciate it.

I have all numbers on tractor
Model no#09JC3221
Serial no#G120409
Engine no#K301AQS
Spec no#47606
Engine Serial#12130937

1st) the starter is turning the engine left:fing20: isn't the starter supposed to turn left so the engine can turn clockwise?
2nd) the engine would run great for 10 to 15 minutes and then shut off what would cause that?
3rd) tractor went to a guy and he made a mess of the wiring and the pto's wires are missing and the ignition wiring is :eek:mg: I don't know!!!!!!!!!!

does anyone have the wiring diagram for a 125 or a manual?

Tractor Has:
660 amp diehard battery
12 hp K301 engine
4 speed manual transmission
75 lbs. rear tire weights x2
side panels for hood were lost in garage fire 3/25/08
sleeve hitch, cultivator, plow sleeve, disc harrow, dozer blade, mower deck 44?-46?

Tryin to plant a garden this year, but it may be too late by time tractor is useable!!!:sidelaugh
1 - 3 of 18 Posts
I have a wiring diagram I can e-mail you. E-mail me off group and let me know if you want it.
As for the running issues:
Poncho is right. It won't run backwards.
Shutting off after a short time could be a coil, fuel feed problem. Check for spark after it shuts off. If no spark, it may be the coil or points problem.
Check for fuel after it shuts off. Remove the fuel line from the carb and watch how much fuel comes out. The stream should be steady.:goodl:
I'm a little confused on what the starter is doing. You said it's turning backwards? Only way I know how to get a motor to turn backwards is by switching the polarity. Positive to negative and negative to positive. You sure you have the battery hooked up correctly?
If you need a wiring diagram, let me know and I can e-mail you one. :goodl:
Sounds like you need a new starter, or at least one that hasn't been beat on. Kohler starters don't like being struck with hammers as the permanent magnets inside break apart. The less magnets inside the starter, the weaker the starter will be. Go on e-bay under lawn and garden and look for a Kohler starter that's decent. Expect to pay about 40-60 bucks for it.
The bigger Kohlers have compression releases that reduce the compression while cranking to the increase the cranking speed for a better chance of a quick firing. If your starter can't even overcome the compression while being jumped, sounds like it's time to retire the starter for another one.
Be sure your ignition is in good shape. Check for spark and check for proper point gap since point gap is a function of ignition timing. Setting the points at .020" should get you in the ballpark.:goodl:
1 - 3 of 18 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.