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Parts Wanted Looking for a S/G for a 149

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jkoenig

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Jim Koenig Halfway between Harvester, MO and Cadet, MO
#3 son reported that the 149 he has been using to move firewood may need a new starter motor. I doubted that, but he brought it home, and it failed all the FAQ tests, and never budged. It was left out in the rain, possibly with a plug missing from the S/G case, and may have been jumped incorrectly with a jump pack (he has a talent). I have never disassembled one, and would prefer to learn once the tractor is running again, so I am in the market for a good used starter generator, preferably near St. Louis, MO. Maybe a Lincoln, IL Plow Day pickup would be a possibility, and a good excuse to go.
 

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Jim,a local starter/alternator repair shop rebuilt mine for $80. Price seemed fair, new is around $200. I don't have a lathe to refresh armature sooo...
 

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Jim Koenig Halfway between Harvester, MO and Cadet, MO
Thanks Gary. Good idea. My Kohler dealer can probably suggest a reputable shop.

I am still open to the idea of a decent used one.
 

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Jim pay attention to local auctions ..If they have older tractors such as sears,simplicity,m.wards.Most of the older ones used similar s/g (not all). Some were a bit shorter and SOME turn in opposite direction. It MATTERS which end of the engine the belt was on...(Experience speaking here)You might buy an old junker for less than a rebuild cost.I've bought 2 that way last one 1 was $7 and worked perfect...
 

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Jim, I should have added : All it takes to test a s/g is a set of jumpers.Hook positive to S(if it has one)but it's NOT the F post(that's gen post) any way ground to the body of s/g .The odds are good it will run.If it doesn't and it turns freely by hand it's probably corrosion on brushes and armature...Still worth owning for rebuild...
 

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Jim Koenig Halfway between Harvester, MO and Cadet, MO
It does not turn when connected, and does turn freely by hand. I should open the brush covers, and see what I can see. Maybe a bit of soapstone work will help. I was not going to junk it. The decent used one is because I like spares For quick swaps when needed.

Thanks again Gary.
 

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I checked with a local Cub Cadet dealer and asked who they farmed their S/G work out to. They provided the name and contact info. I took the S/G there, he checked it out, etc.
 

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Jim Koenig Halfway between Harvester, MO and Cadet, MO
Thanks Wayne. Another good idea.

This thread may be obsolete by next weekend When I should have a chance to try installing it again. As I was working on it Sunday, the unit started spinning when connected to a battery. I think Gary was right when he said it was corrosion, and I finally knocked it loose a bit.
 

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