Posted by ScubaInstr on July 23, 2012 at 10:41:37 from (126.96.36.199):
I hope this is the right forum.....
My mother-in-law has a Cub Cadet (Big Box Store version) - S-1045 I think it is. Has a Kohler engine. She was cutting, and said it started making a noise, so she parked it. I went and got it, and took it to Repair Shop A. Guy there said it was "...locked up and it would be cheaper to buy a new mower than to fix..." I had a hard time with that, so I took it home and took off the hood and engine shroud. First thing I noticed was the starter was engaged with the flywheel. Couple taps later, and it was disengaged. I could turn the flywheel by hand. Charged the battery, and tried to start....Whirring sound and sparks from the starter, so I had the starter rebuilt. Reinstalled, and still would not turn it over - tried 2 different batteries. Took it to Repair Shop B. Guy there called later on and told me just a dead battery (?!?!?) and it was running, but the motor was knocking badly, and it would not run long. I go get it, take it to Mother-in-law. First time she cranked it - BANG! Hole in the side of the block! Very nice guy at Repair Shop B said these engines were "...famous for that...", and that it is a design flaw because of California Emissions regs.?
Soooo She has a pretty nice lawn tractor with a bad engine.
Have any of you experts here ever heard of this with Cub Cadets? I *thought* Kohler made good engines....Is that not correct any more?
We are now looking at a couple of 8 year old used, "real" John Deere mowers. Are these more reliable?
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