16hp briggs wont start

magazine

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I killed the engine to pull the truck up and hasnt turned over since. Wires check out good. Battery still new. I put a screw driver across solenoid and still wont even try. I hear a clicking noise but nothing... Any ideas?
 

offdutyfireman

Active member
Around the starter is a metal band that holds the solenoid. That band acts as a ground. Try moving it around to get a good contact. If arcing across doesn't work, it may have melted inside and fused together.
 

Russ Johnson

Equipment Expert
Pull the recoil starter (or debris screen) off - 4 bolts, 10 mm heads...
Get ahold of the flywheel and spin it backwards. Sometimes the starter drive will engage the ring gear and stick. The starter can't develop enough inertia to turn over.
 

magazine

New member
Thanks for all the replies. Its done this same thing before but with a little jiggle or two, started working again. This time a different story.

I wish it had a recoil Russ. Do you know if I could put one on?
 

magazine

New member
I took the elec. motor apart and the magnet sleeve was shattered. I guess that was the problem. I heard the vtwin is nearly impossible to start with the pull rope, is that true, otherwise ill get one coming.
 
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