Super Z/25hp Kawasaki won't crank

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by darrelln, Jun 16, 2007.

  1. darrelln

    darrelln LawnSite Member
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    We have 3 '06 Super Z's having the same problem. If you shut the engine off when warm, it will not restart (no crank). Sometimes it will click and sometimes you get nothing. Repeated turns of the key sometimes starts the engine. It will restart after if cools down. The Hustler dealer has serviced them over 6 times replacing the batteries, starter, solenoid, and condensors. They will usually work fine after they come out of the shop but within two weeks they are back in the same position. The last time in the shop, they installed some kind of wiring kit which was supposed to improve the voltage to the starter but we still ended up with the same results. Will someone please lead us in the right direction to get them fixed permanently so we can stop using push mowers to run our business? Our old bodies cannot take it any more. :(
  2. HenryB

    HenryB LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,853

    Run A DIRECT WIRE FROM THE KEY TO THE STARTER. Other fixes did not work for me. The starter needs more juice.
  3. timmac

    timmac LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    I had a problem similar to that last year. they put an relay kit on it and fixed it.
  4. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,213

    I have gone through a few relays also with that same problem when hot.
  5. Eric D

    Eric D LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    Have them check the battery to frame ground and the engine ground. This includes the bolts holding the cables to the frame and to the engine block. This is one of the most overlooked causes of starting failures.

    Best of luck,

    Eric D

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