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Old 06-23-2004, 03:14 PM
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scag problems on a tilt

This is really weird but here is my problem...Its a 61" scag three wheel rider...it runs like a champ until I get onto a hill sideways and tilt the mower down toward the right. If the mower tilts to the left it runs fine, but even a small tilt to the right makes it intantly begin to stall. I have cleaned the card and air filter and still does the same thing...It was working fine until I noticed this problem today. Any ideas?
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Old 06-23-2004, 04:17 PM
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97 firebird,
Is your fuel tank on the right side of mower? Fuel pump is possably bad and mower stalls when fuel level is below carb.

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Old 06-23-2004, 09:13 PM
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I thought that might be the problem too, but when I drained the fuel line and started cranking it again it seemed to pull fuel alright..but gravity may have been doing the work..I will test that theory tomorrow..THanks for the input.
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Old 06-24-2004, 01:12 PM
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Make sure your oil level is full. If the oil level drops below a certain level some mowers have a low oil sensor that will kill the engine. You might be tilting the mower so that the oil level is dropping below the sensor. Also some mowers will not start if the oil is too low because of the sensor. I'm not a mech so that is just an idea.
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Old 06-24-2004, 02:01 PM
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Thanks GUys....I was able to diagnose the problem...the float was in up-side down..it was a stupid mistake, but simple to make..she runs fine now.
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Old 06-24-2004, 10:30 PM
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Thanks GUys....I was able to diagnose the problem...the float was in up-side down..it was a stupid mistake, but simple to make..she runs fine now.
You have a Kaw motor on that thing I take it. I never knew a float could be put in upside down until I did it on a Kaw last summer. I know it can be done because I have been there done that.
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