I have an M14 which doesn't start; the solenoid just clicks. I want to remove the starter, but after removing the mounting bolts it still won't come off. It seems that it is assembled to the bearing plate. Do I need to remove the thru bolts to get it off? I haven't found a service manual for this, just a parts manual.
Kohler M14 Starter
Posted May 15, 2018 - 06:47 PM
Posted May 15, 2018 - 08:24 PM
Thanks Garry! That helps a lot.
Posted May 16, 2018 - 11:25 AM
Posted May 16, 2018 - 04:51 PM
Yup. Be careful some have nuts on the backside of the bearing plate . . .
Stop! Your scaring me.
Posted May 17, 2018 - 03:42 PM
Kohler Starter step II
This starter is becoming an issue. I'll start from the beginning.
The ignition switch went bad; the tumblers fell apart. So, I got a new one from Case, installed it and it ran fine for a half an hour. Then, I went to start it and nothing, won't turn over. The solenoid clicks and that's all. I used a trouble light and it has juice all the way to the terminal on the starter. I turned the engine by hand to be sure the starter isn't seized. I also used a jumper wire from the battery direct to the starter terminal; same thing. It sparks when I contact the terminal, I believe there is continuity. I removed the starter and jump it with a battery charger and it still won't run. I disassemble the starter and the brushes and commutator is fine. Not burnt or worn.
I hate electricity. It always makes me feel bad about myself!
Posted May 18, 2018 - 06:52 AM
Should I have started a new thread?
Posted May 18, 2018 - 07:39 PM
Posted May 18, 2018 - 08:59 PM
It has a ground cable from the engine to the battery and the magnets look good. I'm hoping grease will help. I have to go and get some graphite grease tomorrow.
Posted May 19, 2018 - 05:48 PM
I cleaned, lubricated checked the brushes and reinstalled the starter. It still doesn't work. I think I'm going to have to take it to a shop and have them test it.
Posted May 19, 2018 - 06:11 PM
yeah that brush cap can be a PITA to get back on.... One thing I do have that a friend of mine that is a former teacher gave to me thinking would be cool "wall art" is a growler, a tool for testing armatures for shorts. I havent used one in about 25 years, I remember you set the armature into it, turn it on and run (just) a hacksaw blade over the bars.... how it works or what to look for is stuck somewhere in a bout of "CRS" at the moment....