I have a TO30 tractor that runs great... except that, as of yesterday, the starter turns but does not engage the flywheel.
I obviously need to either replace the starter, or the maybe only the starter drive.
But, it looks like it"s going to be very difficult (if not impossible) to remove the starter without also removing the distributor and possibly the ignition coil. I would really like to avoid affecting the ignition timing, as the tractor runs perfectly as it is.
So my question: is it possible to replace the starter without removing (or unbolting) the distributor? (The ignition coil isn"t such a big deal to remove and reinstall).