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    Default onan 316 John Deere

    My deere has developed quit a "growl" when starting. I believe the starter is beginning to fail. It always starts within a second or two.
    I have been told that the motor needs to be removed to reach the starter.
    I am looking for a blowup and/or instructions as to removing engine and replacing the starter.
    The tractor has approx. 1450 hr.

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    Default Re: onan 316 John Deere

    Quote Originally Posted by johndeeregreene View Post
    I have been told that the motor needs to be removed to reach the starter.
    I am looking for a blowup and/or instructions as to removing engine
    I had a 318 that I had to replace a starter on. I didn't have to remove the engine on mine. As I recall, I removed the front engine mounting bolts and there must have been some side/rear bolts also. Then I just raised the engine enough to remove the starter. It wasn't much of a job to do.
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    Default Re: onan 316 John Deere

    I agree with K7LN. Remove the four bolts holding the engine down,and you should be able to lift/tilt it enough.There are two bolts that hold the starter in place. It is a pretty straight forward job. Not hard at all.

    Just make sure you disconnect the battery terminals first.

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