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Need wiring diagram for old crafstman rider starter to ignition w/ amperage gauge mower is older 80's square rider

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Have you tried going to and put your model number in at this site. This is Sears website.
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For scenario a)
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For scenario b)
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Determine which is the case and reply to this post. I will gladly give a detailed explanation of the valve lash adjustment procedure in another post.

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