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Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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Tractor in otherwise good repair. Won't crank, the solenoid

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Tractor in otherwise good repair. Won't crank, the solenoid clicks but no crank, can't start. Battery tests ok, headlights strong. Can't find where ground attaches to chassis, want to clean it.
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Customer: Cub Cadet LT 1042. Just replaced starter motor. Don't know if solenoid is a separate part, haven't found it.
JA: Is there anything else the Small Engine Technician should be aware of?
Customer: Battery terminals cleaned, electrical system apparently OK,but don't know if the ground connection is functioning properly.
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Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Donald replied 8 months ago.

Hello, and thank you for choosing Just Answer. My name is***** will be happy to assist you. I will need to ask you some troubleshooting questions as we go. Have you tried turning your flywheel by hand, to see if your engine is partially seized? Does your solenoid click each time you turn your key to start position?