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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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Troy bilt riding lawnmower 18.5 ohv engine began running rough,

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Troy bilt riding lawnmower 18.5 ohv engine began running rough, turned off and now has slow oil leak, only clicks when started. Easy to fix or ?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Welcome to JUST ANSWER small engines, let me try to help you !! See if you can turn the engine by manually turning the flywheel screen on top of engine. If not,remove the top cover and put a wrench on the flywheel nut and see if it will turn. If not, engine is seized, and major repair needed.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
yes, turns freely by hand
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Ok, If you follow the posiitve battery cable to the starter solenoid and jump across the two cable terminals with an old screwdriver, will engine spin? This is quick check of the battery, cables and starter. If it does not turn, start with checking battery voltage, it has to be above 12.5 volts to start engine. You may have a low battery and the low voltage has let the fuel solenoid cut off the fuel to the cylinder.