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#1 jdcrawler OFFLINE  

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Posted January 17, 2014 - 10:27 AM

I need some help !!
I have a 1980 Toro Groundsmaster-327 with the 4-cylinder Continental-R gas engine.
Does anyone have a starter that will fit my engine ?

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Posted January 17, 2014 - 11:09 AM

Ray, I don't have one, but what's wrong with it? There is a place near me that I would suggest for rebuild if y you can't find one.
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Posted January 17, 2014 - 01:08 PM

I need some help !!
I have a 1980 Toro Groundsmaster-327 with the 4-cylinder Continental-R gas engine.
Does anyone have a starter that will fit my engine ?

You can email me at: jdcrawler@yahoo.com

I don't have one, but I did a google search and found these folks: http://www.continent...arts-sales.html

 

Hope it helps you a little. :wave:


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Posted January 17, 2014 - 06:47 PM

Sounds like you should search MTF for big tractors and/or Forklift places. Engines were used in those items alot.


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Posted January 17, 2014 - 08:32 PM

Are you sure the starter is toast? Could be the solenoid.My uncle got one from toro for his for $30.They still sell starters for them to but they're around $350 and you have to send in your old one as a core 1st.

 

You can have your starter rebuilt.A good place to check would be Napa.They still do rebuilds on starters,alternators,dynamos and starter generators for older vehicles and machinery.If they don't do it in house they will send it out to have it done and it will cost you less than Half the price of a new starter.   

 

 

I doubt that the newer 1989+ Renault/Continental starter would fit.They're around $100 but they're alot smaller looking.

http://www.ebay.com/...-/280363321028 


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Posted January 17, 2014 - 10:43 PM

Are you sure the starter is toast? Could be the solenoid.My uncle got one from toro for his for $30.They still sell starters for them to but they're around $350 and you have to send in your old one as a core 1st.

 

You can have your starter rebuilt.A good place to check would be Napa.They still do rebuilds on starters,alternators,dynamos and starter generators for older vehicles and machinery.If they don't do it in house they will send it out to have it done and it will cost you less than Half the price of a new starter.   

 

 

I doubt that the newer 1989+ Renault/Continental starter would fit.They're around $100 but they're alot smaller looking.

http://www.ebay.com/...-/280363321028 

The starter quit working on my Groundsmaster early in December.
I could start it by jumping across the solenoid so I put a new solenoid on the starter.
Every thing worked fine until last week when the starter quit again.
The solenoid would click but the starter would not turn over.

 

I took the starter in to get rebuilt and the armature is too worn down to be rebuilt.


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