Old Cub Cadet (Kohler) quits

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by hdforester, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. hdforester

    hdforester LawnSite Member
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    Please help. I refuse to take it back to my dealer. It runs and cuts great for about 15 minutes or so and then just quits and won't crank back up. It can sit there for several hours and then crank and do the same thing all over again. I just replaced the fuel pump and it was serviced at the end of last season. What could it be? Thanks.
     
  2. FIXDISS

    FIXDISS LawnSite Senior Member
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    Sounds like a coil problem. Post model #s ,engine ID #'s . Does it have spark when it shuts down ? And welcome to LAWNSITE !
     
  3. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
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    It won't crank or it won't start?
     
  4. hdforester

    hdforester LawnSite Member
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    After it quits, it will turn over but won't start. It is a model 2135. Don't have the engine numbers but it is a 12.5 hp Kohler.
     
  5. General Landscaping

    General Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    My 149 would do that.
    No spark.
    Filed the points and reset gap.... no problem since.
     
  6. hdforester

    hdforester LawnSite Member
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    Didn't know it even had points.
     
  7. General Landscaping

    General Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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  8. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I'm leaning toward the coil also. Have you tried loosening the fuel cap when it does that? Might be a bad tank ven????
     
  9. hdforester

    hdforester LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for the replies. It does not get spark trying to restart after it quits but after it sits up a while, it does get spark and cranks right up. Does this mean it's definitely the coil? Or could it be some other ignition problem?
     
  10. olyman

    olyman LawnSite Gold Member
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    if it has points--could be just a bad condensor--if its electronic--could be bad elec box--if its magneto--as others said--coil---
     

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