scag tiger cub starting problem

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by nmoysaenko, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. nmoysaenko

    nmoysaenko LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    My scag tiger cub 2003 is not starting. The last time i used it was this past fall and the engine would slow down and a puff of black smoke would come out. It is now early spring and it wont start at all. The engine just clicks but does not turn.
    Any suggestions on what is wrong and how to fix it?
  2. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,020

    Low battery charge :waving:
  3. AuburnHort2005

    AuburnHort2005 LawnSite Member
    from Georgia
    Messages: 147

    tune it up...get new plugs, fuel fitler, air filter, (change the oil (after you know that it will run again, lol)) run a good quality medium to high octane fuel in it, maybe run some fuel stabilizer/ethanol treatment in it the first couple of runs for the season.
  4. elitelawnteam1

    elitelawnteam1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 410

    I just started my tiger cub today, and it did the same thing (grinding noise) get the battery charged up, and i've also found that sometimes i need to turn the key on, turn the pto on and off once (u should hear a click) then with the key still on, disengage and re-engage the parking brake

    that's what i had to do today, that should be all
  5. StihlMechanic

    StihlMechanic LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,133

    Click Click Click Click Click----Dead Battery, charge it or replace it
    Black Smoke---- Air filter clogged or carb is flooding or fuel is old

    If the air filter is clogged check and clean your plugs, or replace them as they more than likely are carbon fouled.

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