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Posted July 17, 2012 - 08:26 PM

The starter has a gear......

I'll pull the starter off tomorrow.

Are new/rebuilt starters available?


Yes, they are still available....aftermarket and/or rebuilt. Please try our site sponsors first, then if they don't have what you need, give us another shout.

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Posted July 17, 2012 - 08:39 PM

What I'm describing is how I start the tractor in this post. http://gardentractor...ood/#entry65147

Here is a small, but decent picture of what I mean.
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Just make sure the flywheel nut is tight again before you try. Bad things happen if not.

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Posted July 17, 2012 - 08:41 PM

The starters are still available OEM and aftermarket Oem is high cost. The key switch is also still available OEM no aftermaket one that i have found.I just got a new OEM one in if you need it as the customer did not pick it up.

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Posted July 17, 2012 - 08:44 PM

BTW, is it a starter with a gear or a separate unit and uses a belt?


Those are a electric start motor Alan
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Posted July 17, 2012 - 08:47 PM

Those are a electric start motor Alan


I meant were they S/G units or starter with a bendix, I was pretty sure he had a bendix, but didn't know if we had a repower situation.

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Posted July 17, 2012 - 08:50 PM

I meant were they S/G units or starter with a bendix, I was pretty sure he had a bendix, but didn't know if we had a repower situation.


Just poking you bubby lol
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Posted July 17, 2012 - 08:56 PM

Just poking you bubby lol


I thought I felt something ;)

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Posted July 20, 2012 - 05:38 AM

My son said to sell the tractor that he'd find another one...which sounded good to me.

So...anyone looking for a ST12 tractor????

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Posted July 20, 2012 - 06:59 AM

Where are you located? And please feel free to utilize the classifieds section.
Found here: http://gardentractor...ms/classifieds/

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Posted July 20, 2012 - 08:37 AM

I live between Altoona and Johnstown.....

I'll place an add on the classified site over the weekend.

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Posted July 23, 2012 - 05:25 AM

I worked on the tractor more over the weekend.....(the stater seems to be working ok now.)

Anyways...i checked the plug wire....I pulled the cap off....it appears perfect....

I can get spark when I ground the plug....you have to ground it just perfect to get spark. I can get spark with the plug that was in the mower the past three months....but I can't get spark with a new plug.

I can't get the engine to fire....even when spraying starting fluid in the cylinder and carb.

Does this sound like an issue with the SSI????

Thanks Shawn.

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Posted July 23, 2012 - 06:50 AM

I was hoping it was cranking speed that was causing your problem. it's spinning fast now?

One more thing to check, then yes, it sounds like the SSI.

Take the SSI off and clean the pickup. Make sure there is nothing stuck to the end of it (little rust flakes, etc).

Also check the pins for debris, remount and gap the SSI. I use a thick business card between the tall pin and the pickup.

Disconnect the switch kill wire and try it again. If still nothing, you are probably right and it's the SSI. Decision time.

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Posted July 23, 2012 - 11:55 AM

It's cranking fast enough to fire.....

I had the SSI off....cleaned the pins and pickup.....I gaped it at .008...even tried a wider gap. Still won't fire.

And I disconnected the switch kill wire.

Yea...it's decision time....

What are my options???? Can I get an SSI?

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Posted July 23, 2012 - 12:01 PM

Yes, you can get them, but it's a harder to get part at this point.

There is a conversion available that is reasonably easy to do (from what I'm told) and will eliminate the problem. let me try to find the info for you.

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Posted July 23, 2012 - 12:05 PM

OK, here is one of the articles: http://gardentractor...e__hl__+stoller

you can find many more here by searching for "Stoller" in the forums.

Ed Stoller has a couple of websites, and is pretty free with the information on them. They would be a good read for you if you're considering doing something like this.




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