Hi, I have a 1968 3400 3-cyl. gas tractor. Starts great when it's warm, but when it's cold I just get a click. Tapping the starter relay mounted under the battery tray pivot pin usually gets it to start. So far I have replaced the crappy old cables with new heavy cables (01 gauge IIRC). Also bought a nice new battery with lots of CCA, I think 700. Tractor has a new voltage regulator as of last summer. Once it starts cranking the starter spins nice and fast, so I don't think the battery is low. Should I suspect the starter relay since it starts after I tap on it? Does my starter have a solenoid mounted on it, maybe it's that? Already searched the archives and I am a dunce with electrical, would really appreciate help. Thank you. :?
Re: Ford 3400 Cold Start Issues in reply to Jetbird, 02-24-2014 17:50:20
So a little research suggests I need an Echlin ST542, which can be found at NAPA. This is a 4-pole 12 volt solenoid. Seems like an easy thing to try. Maybe the contactor inside is wearing out so even though it clicks for me, I am not getting a good connection. Is that the idea? Thanks.
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