View Full Version : 60" Turf Tracer falling on it's face.

03-22-2007, 09:21 PM
I have an 04 23hp Kohler Exmark Turf tracer walk behind. When I engage the blades it acts like it's starving for fuel. Filter is clear, plenty of clean gas. I was mowing and noticed that at the end of a row it would fall on it's face again. If I stopped it would rev back out and I was for another minute then it would do it all over again..

Fuel Pump maybe? Carb out of adjustment?

03-22-2007, 09:27 PM
Need the model# and spec# of the Kohler, I have seen some Kohler's with bad accelerator pumps.

03-22-2007, 11:10 PM
I will grab it in the morning when I go out to the shop.

03-22-2007, 11:41 PM
ignition coil?

03-23-2007, 12:41 AM
It's not the same engine, but I'll share my experience of a couple of days ago. Had a Bobcat with a 23 Kaw that was falling flat when blades were engaged. Put spark checkers on both cylinders and spark appeared to be strong. Replaced plugs, went through carb, adjusted valve lash, checked for partially sheared flywheel key and isolated safety switch and key switch, ALL with no change in condition. Replaced ignition coils--problem gone.

Your mileage, however, may vary.


03-23-2007, 09:52 AM
Another peice of info.. I can ride this thing around all day long on the sulky with no probs as long as the blades aren't engaged.

03-23-2007, 12:04 PM
More info:

I went out this morning to mess around with this thing. I can cut on the sulky in 2-3 gear no probs. If I hit 5-6 it falls on it's face and needs to recover.

03-23-2007, 02:36 PM
Change the fuel filter.

03-24-2007, 09:58 PM
It was the pump.