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John Deere 160 lawn tractor.

I'm still have problems with my John Deere160 lawn tractor. The engine is still hunting. I used carb cleaner, always use premium gas, no ethanol. I didn't check the fuel line to the tank, a pain to get at, everything else looks good. Anymore suggestions ? Thanks for your previous help. Mike

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May have online fuel filter in line, need to check. Also could be wear in throttle shaft or housing in carburetor.

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You may have accumulated a little trash, perhaps a little water, and general gunk in the bottom of your gas tank. Either that or a bad fuel pump.

I'd get a new fuel filter, clear plastic kind, and if you have an air compressor or access to one, block the opening of the gas tank, blow compressed air into it, and see if ugly stuff comes out of your tank.

Watch out for blow back out of the tank. I use an old natural sponge like you'd wash a car with, mash it down hard agaunst the openingm and put the blow gun down into the middle. It will take a little while for the pressure to build up enough to blow the stuff out.

Make sure you have the hose down in a can or plastic jug. If the gas comes and freely and is clean, suspect the fuel pump. The filter should have plenty of gas running through it.

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I had the same thing happen. I got the tank out, but it wasn't easy. Take out the bolts out that hold the rear end on. Take off the two springs that support the seat. Take out the battery and the battery tray. Take out the 6 bolts that hold the black cowling and the front of the green platform to the frame. This will allow you to lift the seat platform far enough off the rear end to allow the tank to be pulled out through the side. You also have to remove the metal bracket which holds the front of the tank and has caused the tank to leak in the first place. New tank is $56.00 not installed. I used a soldering gun and melted the plastic back together. I think it will hold quit a while. I know this is a little sketchy, but It worked for me.

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Leo, try removing the fuel bowl first and checking to see if the needle valve and float are working correctly.

Typically, whenever the fuel system has been "shellaced", the small port that lets fuel flow from the bowl into the carb, gets clogged. You can check this by removing the center nut on the bowl to drop it down. (turn off the fuel valve 1st) and be careful not to let the needle valve and spring retainer fall off the float.

Once you've done that, you can spray some Carb & Injector cleaner thru this port and use a small pipe cleaner to make sure the hole isn't clogged. Also, check the float to see if it's got any gas in it. If it does, you'll need to replace the float, as it shouldn't have anything but air in it, hence the term "float".

You should be able to get the carb working fine after doing the above, since you can get the engine running by spraying cleaner (starting fluid?) into the carb.

Here's a link to the B&S site where you can get info on your particular engine by using the model number stamped on the engine itself.

http://www.briggsandstratton.com/maint_repair/manual_and_more/

Hope you find this Very Helpful and best regards!

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it has a vacuume operated pump under the battery, by the steering column .it operates inconjunction with the pump screwed to front of the carb. id check the diphram in both, they dry rot and stop pumping if they sit

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