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Re: 8N 12 volt wiring problems

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01-02-2014 16:17:32

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Your wiring diagram looks right to me. And you generally have all the parts and pieces necessary.

The additional resistor can work, but again that can vary based on the coil. Lets forget about that for now until it turns over.

Lets also assume your starter button and switch are good too since they were replaced. The most common culprit in my eye is the solenoid. It looks correct in your pic, but without a closer look it hard to tell. Do you get a clicking sound when you hit the button? Is the battery good and charged?

You can jump around the solenoid to check it. MAKE ABSOLUTELY SURE ITS IN NEUTRAL WITH THE KEY OFF. Just bump it and see if it starts to turn over.

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 Re: 8N 12 volt wiring problems in reply to JCinKY, 01-02-2014 16:17:32  
Battery is fully charged. I put it on charger and made sure. Ignition switch and starter button are brand new. I've wired this for a 3 wire alternator, however, I think I need to wire it as a one wire alternator. When I tackled this project, there were loose wires just dangling on some things and it looks like they used old wire to splice together to get enough length to use. A wire that started out red was spliced to white and then ended up at the other end as a black wire. That's why I decided to redo everything and do it right. My son helped me remove the wiring and he disconnected some things without me being able to see how the previous owner had it wired. I think I'm going to reconnect everything as a one wire alternator and see if that works.


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