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I have a briggs 16 hp v twin that won't turn over. it clicks…

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I have a briggs 16 hp v twin that won't turn over. it clicks up front near the air filter but nothing else. i have replaced the starter solenoid and the starter assembly. Still the same problem

Mechanic's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?

A week now

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes

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engine model #303777
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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Ok
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 months ago

If you follow the positive battery cable directly to the starter solenoid and jump the battery terminal to the switch terminal on the same solenoid will starter engage?

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 months ago

Starter engages and engine spins?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
will actually start, which is why I put a new start switch on
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 months ago

Trace the switch wire back from the solenoid and see if it goes to the key switch. Is starter solenoid three terminals wire or four terminal?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Two main terminals and two smalller terminals. Looks like it
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 months ago

OK, the second small terminal is the ground side of the circuit. Trace the switch wire back to the key switch, Or take a jumper from the key switch terminal to the solenoid switch terminal and try i t..

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