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Electric clutch on my 4 yr old Cub Cadet 2518 was intermittent

Now it just quit I heard a rattling type noise & it looks like it move a bit but won't engage the mower deck

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Check fuse or power it up seperatly with 12volts (battery directly into the two terminals) to see if it is a wiring fault but it sounds like you need a new clutch assembly $$$

Posted on Jun 20, 2009

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