My son and I are rebuilding a rx95 John Deere rear engine lawn mower and the solenoid needed to be replaced. We removed the solenoid but I can't get the new solenoid plunger to hook into the starter hook. There are two bolt that flank the plunger and that keeps me from being able to twist the solenoid into place. Any ideas how to get it to hook in?
Need to see what hooks onto the solenoid.
Likely it is a puzzle trick where you manipulate things in a particular way and then rotate into position for assembly. Generally, the designers don't make things so hard to assemble as there have to be tools, machines or people involved getting the bits to fit. It would be a bad design that required two men and a small boy to work things together for assembly.
Post a pic and thoughts will flow.