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Re: Farmall 400 won't run, any more ideas

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El Toro

09-15-2012 14:37:19

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The woodruff key should be in the gear so the gear doesn't move on the distributor shaft. Some of these tractors have had a problem from the hydraulic pump damaging the timing gear. Once you have the distributor installed after bringing No1 piston to TDC on the compression stroke. See if the engine will start. If it won't start, bring No1 piston again to TDC on the compression stroke then remove the distributor cap and see where your rotor is pointing. It should be at the No1 plug wire tower on your cap. Both valves on that cylinder should be closed and they should have about .020" clearance. Hal

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09-15-2012 16:56:07

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 Re: Farmall 400 won't run, any more ideas in reply to El Toro, 09-15-2012 14:37:19  
Thanks for your help. It is running again!!! Mark Sandstrom

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El Toro

09-16-2012 04:20:29

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 Re: Farmall 400 won't run, any more ideas in reply to msandstrom, 09-15-2012 16:56:07  
Glad you have it running. Hal

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