How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Curtis B. Your Own Question
Curtis B.
Curtis B., Technician
Category: Small Engine
Satisfied Customers: 28069
Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
Type Your Small Engine Question Here...
Curtis B. is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I have a Deere 345. Kawasaki twin cylinder liquid cooled.

Customer Question

I have a John Deere 345. Kawasaki twin cylinder liquid cooled. Just recently it has started overheating. I can run it for about 5 minutes before the temperature light comes on. The oil levels are good. Coolant levels good. I was wondering you thoughts on where to start. Thermostat? Clogged Radiator?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 9 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 9 months ago.

Rapid overheat can be sticking thermostat, or a water pump that is not circulating the coolant, due to bad impeller . Remove the thermostat, and try running without it, and watch the radiator cap for circulation