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Cub cadet 1405, has new battery & starter. cranks over great with plug removed , won' t crank at all with spark plug in. any ideas?

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You didn't indicate which engine we are working on, but here are a couple of ideas.
It is possible that the starter is weak. If this is the problem, replace the starter.
It is also possible that the compression release is not working. Try adjusting the valves back to factory specs.
Good Luck!

Posted on Aug 27, 2010

  • mcfaddin_m Sep 07, 2010

    thanks, guess i better get a service manual or a big hammer! ill get back later with more details, thanks agin M.

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