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John Deere LT155 electrical/starting problems

Posted by C.Ray IA (My Page) on
Tue, May 24, 11 at 18:14

I have a JD LT155. My issues started while mowing, engine died. Was able to restart although dies when parking brake is not applied. I ended up reversing sensor on pb pedal and it works. Other problems have included headlights not working, wire connector on left side of engine melted together, cut connector out and solder connected wires bypassing connector, seems ok. Starting is difficult in winter, takes priming carb with fuel, now summertime will start w/out prime although will only start on low throttle after choking for 10 seconds? i know this is alot but assume it is all connected. Voltage at battery terminals is 12-12.5 volts when running or not also. thanks for any help you can provide...

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RE: John Deere LT155 electrical/starting problems

A fairly common thing on these are that the engine mounting bolts drop out, the engine shifts and melts the harness on the back corner of the engine. Eventually the muffler stresses and breaks too. A funky seat switch may come into play here as well as an improperly adjusted choke, a carb that needs service etc.

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