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Re: Super A Starting Problems

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djhammerd

02-20-2014 06:47:34
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I decided to try one more thing before I put 12 volts to the starter. Actually, this was probably suggested before, but because I measured zero ohms resistance on the battery cables, I hadn't done it yet.

I took the battery and harness cable off the starter switch, cleaned the terminal and cable end, then put just the cable back on. I also put the other cable on one of the starter bolts.
Persistence pays.... The engine turned over a little faster and it STARTED! Of course, its about 50 degrees out there also.
Now to decide if I want to upgrade to 12 volts at all.
I put up a short YouTube video at
http://youtu.be/N7ynxVQrk6w
Thanks, everyone, for your patience and advice.

Moving forward.............

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C. Amick

02-20-2014 16:59:03
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 Re: Super A Starting Problems in reply to djhammerd, 02-20-2014 06:47:34  
One of the common problems that I have is a bad ground onnection where the battery cable grounds to the tractor. On the Farmall C, I bought a longer battery ground cable and used one of the starter mounting bolts for grounding the cable. It cranks over really well now.



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