60" Turf Tracer falling on it's face.

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by jlouki01, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. jlouki01

    jlouki01 LawnSite Senior Member
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    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?
     
  2. MowerMedic77

    MowerMedic77 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Need the model# and spec# of the Kohler, I have seen some Kohler's with bad accelerator pumps.
     
  3. jlouki01

    jlouki01 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I will grab it in the morning when I go out to the shop.
     
  4. ncls

    ncls LawnSite Senior Member
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    ignition coil?
     
  5. dutch1

    dutch1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Jayhawk
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    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.

    Dutch
     
  6. jlouki01

    jlouki01 LawnSite Senior Member
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    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.
     
  7. jlouki01

    jlouki01 LawnSite Senior Member
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    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.
     
  8. ncls

    ncls LawnSite Senior Member
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    Change the fuel filter.
     
  9. jlouki01

    jlouki01 LawnSite Senior Member
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