so I decided to put a new electric starter on it ($7.00 more for the whole starter than the dealer wanted for just the brushes.) and get it running.
I was surprised once I got the new starter on and added a quart of gas in the tank it started right up. I was sure I would have to do carb work on it. The problem I had was the PTV was stuck and would not close up on the belt. Had to about take the whole rear fender set up off to get the PVT cover off, then needed a bolt 3/4" x8" 16 threads per inch for the whole 8" of the bolt to pull the clutch off. Then 3 c clamps to get the shivs to move to the closed position so I could shine up the shaft.
Got it to moving smoothly and reinstalled it.
I used it to roll the lawn to start off, second thing ai did was hook to the spring tooth harrow and loosen some ground I am going to dig up and use in some new raised garden beds this spring once I find the right spot with full all day sun. Got to make use of the 4 wheel drive doing that going up a steep hill.
Next I went out to the front yard and hooked on the deer blind and again used AWD to pull the deer blind into the pine trees out of the way of mowing this summer.
Happy to have it going again.
Edited by alleyyooper, May 15, 2015 - 10:14 AM.