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Tecumseh starters fit all the engines?

Tecumseh starters, I've seen on Craigslist, there appears to be two different looking starters. Are they all interchangeable for Tecumseh 5, 7, 8, 9, 10hp engines? The 5, 8, 9, & 10hp engines I have, the starters all appear to be the same. A friend has a 7hp without a starter, looking for one. I can't bring the snowblower to the seller to check if it fits and certainly don't want to buy the starter to discover it doesn't fit when I get home.

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Most of the 6hp and larger starters will interchange. Sometime in the late 80s early 90s they changed the 5hp starters to 3 bolts
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Tecumseh starters, I've seen on Craigslist, there appears to be two different looking starters. Are they all interchangeable for Tecumseh 5, 7, 8, 9, 10hp engines? The 5, 8, 9, & 10hp engines I have, the starters all appear to be the same. A friend has a 7hp without a starter, looking for one. I can't bring the snowblower to the seller to check if it fits and certainly don't want to buy the starter to discover it doesn't fit when I get home.
I dont think they are i found at least 3 diff ones when i was looking at them
pretty sure the 358cc flatty and the 318cc flattys are not the same
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hope this helps with a break down help at least
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hope this helps with a break down help at least
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i look there a lot for parts interchange help . at least when some one has a idea of what fits they can OPE store shop for a used part that fits.
they also seem to go out and buy up nos parts as they had a NLA camshaft for a kohler sv twin that i needed, price wise about what kohler last listed it for BIG $$$
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About 20 years ago I was in a Sears the day after Christmas, they used to have small batteries on sale. AS I was checking out I spotted Tech starters on sale: $100/$49/$29/$4.00. Narurally I grabbed a 12V unit. I should have bought them all, around 5 or 6, mixed voltages. Any the one I bought was for an 8 hp, and my Tech is a 6 hp. I just had to shim it out with two washers in the 4 bolts, and its still running. And yeah the '66-6HP came with a ring gear and a bump out and the mounting bosses for the starter, and all was well.
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The older H40-H70 take one size starter.
The 8 horsepower and up (medium frame engines) take another size starter.
Than you have the smaller 3, 4 and 5 horsepower HS40 AND HS50 take that other style starter which look completely different than the two that look very similar on the small and medium frame engines that are only slightly different in fitting on the engine's.
I have seen a starter made for an 8 horsepower stuck on a 7 horsepower. The brackets had to be bent and washers were used as spacers to bolt it on. It can be done, but they often come loose, so it is better to just get the right starter for the right engine.
Most of the newer Tecumseh starters say right on their tag what engine they fit on.
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I've switched the starters between various TEC motors in the past. The ones for the smaller engine (4 & 5) HP engines were pretty much identical. The 7 - 10 HP ones there are some differences I've noted. The starter button on the older ones are a gray ceramic case while the newer ones are black plastic with a shroud over the plugin. The wire lengths between the starter and button vary in length. The mounts vary also, some use a shoulder bolt on the 2 upper mounts which are slotted and ringlet lower mounts while older ones have ringlets for all 4 mounts. I believe that there are also 2 different gears on the large HP motors, though I have not run into the finer toothed ones yet.

I've switched several between the various 7 & 10 HP units and all have worked as long as you had the right bolts and could mount the button somewhere.

That's my experience.
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