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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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To R&R starter motor, how to R&R starter ,18hp onon in a 917

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to R&R starter motor
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: how to R&R starter ,18hp onon in a 917 Craftsman tract/mower
JA: What's the make and model of the mower? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: craftsman mdl 917 ,year not known.
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: cannot get a wrench/socket on lowest starter cap scew w/o removing engine ?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 8 months ago.

Welcome to JUST ANSWER small engines, let me try to help you !! I don't know it all, but maybe together we can get you a satisfactory answer!

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 8 months ago.

No real answer for application where mounting is problem. You should be able to loosen and remove the four engine mounting bolts enough to move the engine, and get the wrench on. This should not require any additional engine removal!