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Small tractor repair

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by hoseb, Apr 22, 2004.

  1. hoseb

    hoseb LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    I have a Sears Craftsman 18 HP tractor that has been running very badly. It backfires when running and sometimes does not even start up when I press down on the clutch/brake. It has taken a beating the past two years with all the snow plowing I have used it for and has left me stuck when in the middle of plowing at times. Where do I start to look for the problem? The only maintenance I have done is the usual oil changes and air filters. It seemed to start giving me problems when I plowed snow. Any ideas?
  2. Lovbcstiller

    Lovbcstiller LawnSite Member
    Messages: 21

    Have you changed the spark plug or (s) in it? What I do every year is change the air filter, oil and spark plug or(s). Change the fuel filter if it has one.

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