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#1 Jake ONLINE  

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Posted November 18, 2015 - 03:20 PM

I just pick up a 1711 with a bad starter my ? Is can you get it out without lifting the motor. The motor is a KT17 Kohler Thanks

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Posted November 18, 2015 - 05:55 PM

I believe NO is the answer. Check engine over, maybe a hole in block somewhere, KT17's bad reputation. I had one ran great on one side, other side blown and hole in block. Drove off the trailer, and later found NO oil in it. Was miracle it got off trailer.  Seems like you have to remove big front shroud and side tins even to just reach a bolt or so?? Course, others find ways to do odd things against the norm, maybe that will be your chance, ha!


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Posted November 20, 2015 - 08:32 PM

It might be possible,  I just changed the starter on a friend's 1535...thread here( http://gardentractor...c1535-question/ )

 

Was able to get to the starter by raising the front of the motor up with 2x4's but had some issues with bushing in driveshaft adapter when i tried to get engine back in place to bolt down

 

hope this helps!!!


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Posted November 23, 2015 - 11:59 AM

Thanks all I pulled the motor not as bad as it look Jake




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