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Re: 8n help 1st tractor wont start with new starter

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06-16-2014 14:05:16

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cables have all been cleaned and do look ok battery was charged just prior to testing via pep boys and battery indicated full charge and 100 % ready to go, full cold crank amps. When the starter died all it did was spin making the tell tale noise of a non engaging bendix. I pulled it and it had broken a piece off i used a magnet inside flywheel area to make sure no pieces. the fly wheel looks ok. At his point I have cleaned and checked the cables and tightened all connections and all that happens is just the solenoid clicking. So I am wondering should I just start replacing all the wiring as it looks old maybe original or at least very old. the manuals all indicate a poor connection I just cant seem to find where? At this point where would you guys start? I was looking to purchase the restoration quality but that is 6 volt only on here, the 12v says main engine wiring only? so can you guide me in the direction so that I get the right components ordered to start?

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Bruce (VA)

06-16-2014 14:50:13

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 Re: 8n help 1st tractor wont start with new starter in reply to aarononeil, 06-16-2014 14:05:16  
Don't just start replacing every part.

Concentrate on the cause of the problem.

" all that happens is just the solenoid clicking. "

The solenoid is making a noise because of low voltage. That is likely caused by:

1. A weak battery (charge it & check it per tip # 49))

2. Dirty grounds/connections (remove the cables & clean the connections)

3. Bad cables or incorrect sized cables (replace them - see tip # 41)

4. Bad ground between the starter & the block. (pull the starter away from the block & clean the mating area - see tip # 36)

" At his point I have cleaned and checked the cables ..."

You do not have x-ray vision. You can not see corrosion in the cables.

Start there.

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06-17-2014 02:36:54

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 Re: 8n help 1st tractor wont start with new starter in reply to Bruce (VA), 06-16-2014 14:50:13  
thanks for the help ill start rechecking , and thanks for the list of 75 things

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