At $400 dollars, sight unseen, I still think you stole it! We want pics when you get it.
Thanks for all the reply so far. I'm not ceratin what you mean by "rap on the starter with somthing solid". Please explain. thx.if it just clicks, rap on the starter with somthing solid and try it again.
Good luck pushing it since it weighs about 1100 pounds. Great find!
Basically, hit it with a hammer. :fing32:Thanks for all the reply so far. I'm not ceratin what you mean by "rap on the starter with somthing solid". Please explain. thx.
Do the exact opposite of what the warning label on the starter says:lalala:Thanks for all the reply so far. I'm not ceratin what you mean by "rap on the starter with somthing solid". Please explain. thx.
Thanks kbtoy. Awesome suggestions. I will defnitely try those and hopefully I can get it to start. And no other surprises -- fingers crossed.The reason there is a label on the body of the starter warning you NOT to strike it with a hard object is the starter used on the Kohler K532 and K582 engines have permanent magnets "glued" to the body of the starter.
If you strike to hard one of two things will happen
- the magnet will crack into multiple pieces greatly reducing it's effectiveness
- the magnet will come unglued from the body and lock up the starter.
The suggestion from others to Tap on the starter is good. Just gently strike the end of the starter, not the body. The brushes are located in the aluminum end cap of the starter and sometimes they stick away from the armature when they are worn. Tapping on the aluminum end housing may allow the brushes to regain contact an allow the starter to work again.
FYI, I tried to rebuild the starter on my HT20 and found a broken magnet from someone striking to hard.
The click the PO is hearing is the starter solenoid on the firewall between the engine and the dash. The solenoid may not be making electrical contact which would also prevent the starter from working. Bring a test light or Multimeter and see if there is voltage on the cable down to the starter when the key is held in the crank position. If not, use a heavy jumper wire and I mean battery cable size wire to jump accross the 2 big posts on the solenoid.
BTW Awesome deal, we definately want pictures:wwp: