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scag problems on a tilt

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by 97firebird, Jun 23, 2004.

  1. 97firebird

    97firebird LawnSite Member
    Messages: 41

    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?
  2. heritage

    heritage LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,358

    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.

    Pete D.
  3. 97firebird

    97firebird LawnSite Member
    Messages: 41

    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.
  4. southerngroundscare

    southerngroundscare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 22

    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.
  5. 97firebird

    97firebird LawnSite Member
    Messages: 41

    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.
  6. fixer67

    fixer67 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,098

    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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