Kawasaki 19 on JD 717A

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by MILSINC, May 2, 2007.


    MILSINC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 174

    When I start the machine, the starter goes clickety, clickety, clickety (loud, not like solenoid clickety), then it fires up! It sounds odd to me but seems to work ok. I ordered a new one. should i put it on right away or wait for this one to give up if that is what it is on its way to doing?
  2. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,465

    Make sure your battery connections and connections to ground and the starter are clean and tight. This can cause your starter to click. If you determine the starter bad then change it out so it doesn't leave you stranded.

    MILSINC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 174

    checked that out. all looks good. I should have said it is just short of a grinding noise. or rapid clickety clack while cranking to start.

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