2008 kioti ck25hst no start , just clicks

   / 2008 kioti ck25hst no start , just clicks
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#21  
A old trick was to hold the key switch in the start position for a good amount of time then feel the connection points for heat. If the connection gets hot that is a bad connection. The switch may be the problem. Also holding the switch over sometimes will make it start once things heat up.
I have to get someone to help me . But I'm gonna try that as well thank you
 
   / 2008 kioti ck25hst no start , just clicks
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Hello to all, new here to this website. Please excuse me, but I have a question that I hope someone had experienced before and may be able to lend some advice please. 2008 ck25hst, ran perfect up until 2 months ago. Had the fuel injector pump rebuilt. Ran great again. Now I have a no start issue. Battery has checked out fine, brand new starter, and ignition switch. Every time I try to turn it over , I get the dreaded clicking almost buzzing sound. Checked terminals and tightened them . Still nothing! It is very frustrating, because I can usually figure stuff out. But this is kicking my butt. Cant keep throwing money at it that I dont have . Any help would be greatly appreciated for sure. Thank you
Ok , I have an update, the pro lem has been solved. It ended up being the positive terminal clamp. It had an aftermarket clamp ( the quick disconnect kind) that is soldered on to the positive cable. Well, over time apparently it corroded on the inside, and could not be seen just by looking at it. I attempted to crank it over several times. Tha cable itself got extremely hot and melted the wire sheath around the cable. I proceeded to remove the aftermarket clamp. Inside it was corroded where it was soldered into. I sanded down to bare wire, and put on a regular post clamp, lubricated it with dielectric grease. Tightened both clamps securely. Crossed my fingers, and it turned over and fired right up. I did it several more times to make sure. Something so simple . Well, now I have a new starter and ignition switch. Also, before I changed the ignition switch I had no glow plugs (glow plug light wouldn't come on) now everything seems to work as it should. Thank you to everyone for your guidance. It was greatly appreciated
 
   / 2008 kioti ck25hst no start , just clicks #23  
Nice that you got the problem solved, and thanks for the update. Now go buy a new cable or better yet, replace both. Clean up the connections too and apply dielectric grease. You’ll be good for the next 20 years I bet. 😉
 
   / 2008 kioti ck25hst no start , just clicks #24  
Good to hear that you have it resolved.

Just a hint for others, if you have a similar problem try running a booster cable from the starter and touching the battery, if it cranks over fine then you can rule out some issues like battery, starter, solenoid, and ground.

For a while that is how I had to start my L3800, turn key to on, touch cable to battery until it started, leave it running until done work. Finally ran a solenoid to bypass the flakey factory wiring.
 
   / 2008 kioti ck25hst no start , just clicks #25  
Problem with my LB 1910 was that the safety switch for the clutch which is on the right side of the frame, was not being fully engaged due to the detent tab getting bent. Adjusted the angle of the tab slightly with a BAH (BA hammer) and voila...no more click...just vroom.
 
   / 2008 kioti ck25hst no start , just clicks #26  
Between your ignition switch and your starter solenoid there could be a starter relay, usually located within a fuse block in cars and trucks. Check your schematics to see if you have one. If you find one try switching it out. I've also heard the contacts within ignition switch can cause this issue.

Have you tried jumping the high amperage contacts at the solenoid to see if the starter turns over the engine?
 
   / 2008 kioti ck25hst no start , just clicks #27  
Between your ignition switch and your starter solenoid there could be a starter relay, usually located within a fuse block in cars and trucks. Check your schematics to see if you have one. If you find one try switching it out. I've also heard the contacts within ignition switch can cause this issue.

Have you tried jumping the high amperage contacts at the solenoid to see if the starter turns over the engine?
Oops, how did I miss post #22...lol. Great job on finding the issue!
 
   / 2008 kioti ck25hst no start , just clicks #28  
THANKS for posting back. It helps everyone when we learn the cause
 
   / 2008 kioti ck25hst no start , just clicks #29  
I had this problem with my 3012 CK35hst. It was a problem in the ignition switch. I would click but if I wiggled the key it started. Changed the switch and everything worked perfectly. Hope this helps.
 
   / 2008 kioti ck25hst no start , just clicks #30  
If the battery tests out to at least 12.8 volts it will be the cellinoid on the starter not working right, have had to replace many in my lifetime.
 
 
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