I have a 2018 Kubota RTV XG850 Sidekick with a bad starter. Dealer price seems exorbitant. Starter is marked Mitsuba SM17 I believe it is actually a SM17B. Any ideas where to find a replacement other than the dealers?
Go to Amazon and search for “DB Electrical” starter motor replacement for your machine. They are typically less than $100 and are identical to the OEM in fitment and quality.I have a 2018 Kubota RTV XG850 Sidekick with a bad starter. Dealer price seems exorbitant. Starter is marked Mitsuba SM17 I believe it is actually a SM17B. Any ideas where to find a replacement other than the dealers?
I've tried all of those and all I found on ebay were some used ones in Germany. I tried phrasing the search in many different phrases and with different qualifiers but found nothing equivalent to SM17(B)I once heard about something called Google that some people find things at. Then there's a couple of mom and pops named Ebay and Amazon where they sell misc items. Did nothing come up when you searched?
20 years ago I could have but the guy retired and the motor rebuild shop closed it's doors.Has anybody else tried removing it and taking it to a repair shop? My Kubota mechanic said it wasn't the first one he had taken off and got repaired.
Well another starter magnet casualty here. Same as another poster that Kubota blew me off. My dealer is trying to pull some strings but no luck so far. Rebuild shop can't find any info or parts to be able to rebuild. Mine is a 2019 model. Not sure if newer models us the same Mitsuba SM17B starter. Magnets at about 8-9 o'clock came loose, broke and ground to powder
I guess I was a lucky one so far. Only one magnet had come loose and my mechanic was able to glue it back on. I find my Kubota mechanic is excellent and he is saying as far as he can tell you can't buy magnets, no aftermarket starters available and got to buy starter from dealer. Not many options if magnets are damaged as far as he knows. Hopefully somebody will discover where or how to get new magnets.