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I recently have had starter problems,old starter is cooked again.It was only on a little more than a year,it was made in Tiawan. I'm looking for a us built starter.My starter has 13 teeth on starter gear,last starter did too.I see listings on different web sites for a new kohler starter,but some list 10 tooth starter gear.Picture of starter looks the same,mounting bracket on bottom of starter with two mounting bolts.My question is would a ten tooth starter gear work the same as a 13 tooth starter gear?Or should I just be looking for a 13 tooth starter?Whats the difference?The tractor is a massey ferguson 16.It has a single cylinder Kohler k341s engine.spec#71120A,serial#735186. Thanks mh44d.
 

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I can order you OEM kohler that will last many years but they are $348.85 shipped

Would need to see your actual starter as there was a low mount and high mount style starter that was used

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It's a high mount style. 4509811s is the part # that I came up with too.I have my local small engine guy on the job.He lent me a used one for the time being,new one won't be in until after the holidays.I have ordered the higher priced OEM part in hopes that it far out lasts the cheaper after market (made in Tiawan) junk that installed last year.I hate having to replace something that I just replaced a year ago! Thanks for your help! mh44d.
 

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What do you mean by cooked? Have you taken it apart? What does it need, brushes? It's pretty easy to rebuild one of these. If the commutator isn't destroyed be sure you polish it. They get tarnished and don't make good contact. Don't use regular grease on the Bendix.
 

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being a made in Taiwan copy, I dunno if parts made for an OEM version would fit...... I had that problem with a couple of starters for a 17hp Briggs Intek that I replaced for a neighbor that I got new from the local starter rebuilder shop ("cheaper than I can rebuild yours") well now I know why. Saw brand new OEM Briggs on the shelf at Rural King, cost like $80 for that one at the time, and only a few bucks more than the Taiwan POS..... once I put an OEM starter on there there was never another issue with that tractor/ that was about 7-8 years ago.
 

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The old saying goes you pay for what you get really applies especially in this industry, put the OEM starter on a scale when you get it and compare weights you will see a difference, almost all electrical aftermarket stuff is pure crap

Glad you got it solved
 

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I think the 10 tooth starters are for 10 and 12 hp.13 tooth is for the 14 and 16hp K series.
 
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