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Posted July 02, 2013 - 06:21 PM

Found out why just getting click when trying to start. The starter is locked up tight. I looked in back post and found jdslednut said pull motor to get at starter got it down to 2 hr job. Is there any tips you would be willing to pass on that you found to speed up removal or replacing? Any help would be appreciated. Seams like every thing down in or behind something making it hard to get to just about every thing.    


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Posted July 02, 2013 - 06:47 PM

remove the battery tray

then you can get to the 2 bolt for the starter and the wire to the starter


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Posted July 02, 2013 - 07:19 PM

remove the battery tray

then you can get to the 2 bolt for the starter and the wire to the starter

I have the tray out the pto bracket level with starter and bolts are below in the don't know name I say motor cradle that has rubber mounts on it.   



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Posted July 02, 2013 - 08:54 PM

you should be able to a wrench on the starter bolts

I have removed several starter and have not had to remove the motor

 

I just went and check my 214 

remove the flywheel side cover panel and you should be able to see the starter bolts

I used a 9/16" socket and I was able to get to the starter bolts from the flywheel side


Edited by lyall, July 02, 2013 - 09:05 PM.

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Posted July 02, 2013 - 08:59 PM

I had to remove the engine because a starter mounting bolt broke off in the block.  It was only a 2 hour job because I've had that @#$% motor out 3 times now!  From what I have read, you don't need to pull the motor just to switch it out.  Tight area in there but with a little wiggling of the hands and possibly the correct assortment of extensions and u-joint adapters it should be able to be done.  Definitely remove the battery tray and possibly the left side console panel to help ease access.


Edited by jdslednut, July 02, 2013 - 09:01 PM.

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Posted July 03, 2013 - 06:32 AM

The older JD's are a bit of a misery to work on in the engine bay. Those tall frame rails are part of the problem but even the overalll layout is too cramped to allow much space for wrenches. 






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