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Kohler cv20s pig tail

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by TyTX, Aug 7, 2006.

  1. TyTX

    TyTX LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    I'm new to this forum but have experience with "old iron" in the form of Allis Chalmers and Massey Ferguson tractors.

    I'm working on a Scotts Mower (by John Deere) that's a tribute to Rube Goldberg when it comes to wiring. Right now I'm just trying to get the engine started.

    It's a Kohler CV20S and though I can jump the starter, it doesn't fire.

    I'm trying to understand the 4 wire pigtail from the engine. The colors are RED, GREEN, BLUE and WHITE.

    Can anyone tell me where these go and what they do?
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    Below is the diagram, Trace the blue wire and see if it goes to the voltage regulator.
    Make sure the white wire (kill lead to coils) is disconnected, There could be a safety switch problem with the tractor causing no spark.

    Oh..... Welcome to Lawnsite

    CV 17 and up Wire harness.jpg
  3. TyTX

    TyTX LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Thanks! That was exactly what I needed.

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