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03-07-2010 19:03:42

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My wd 45 starter will turn the tractor over about 5-6 times then just turn it over one cly at a time. 6 volt, starter over hauled by V&W electeic co. new tractor battery(Tractor supply) big new No.2 battery cables,Took off the starer sanded it made sure it was getting good ground what else could it be? Start man tested it on the tractor and said it was not over drawing on the battery and TSC said the battery was in good shape

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kelly mt

03-08-2010 16:01:08

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 Re: WD45 starter in reply to vjd, 03-07-2010 19:03:42  
If it still cranks poorly after the ignition test pull it and see if it spins free on the bench. I had to put bushings and brushes in mine and it cranks up great now. PK

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Kentb of SWMO

03-08-2010 06:46:42

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 Re: WD45 starter in reply to vjd, 03-07-2010 19:03:42  
I agree with old, YOU NEED BIGGER CABLE FOR A 6 VOLT SYSTEM. You could also have a timing issue.


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03-08-2010 06:00:17

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 Re: WD45 starter in reply to vjd, 03-07-2010 19:03:42  
Yeah, I agree with you guys about timing, a slight turn counterclockwise of the distributor should remedy it if its firing too quickly. A number 2 cable is MORE than sufficient to power your allis starter, they are not a high draw starter, in fact, I have a 57 WD45 that is 100% original (purchased by my grandfather in 1958) that has what appears to be a step between a 2 and 4 gauge or at least by eyballing it. Im sure it is a 2 gauge if i was to measure it. Long story short, check your timing. A quick check also would be to crank it with the ignition off, it should spin it over ok then if its timing, if it STILL does not spin correct with the ignition off, then you need to have your wiring and starter double checked.

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03-07-2010 20:48:11

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 Re: WD45 starter in reply to vjd, 03-07-2010 19:03:42  
6 volts and #2 cable are you joking???? For a 6 volt system you need 0 or 00 cable if not bigger. #2 cables are made for your car or truck with a 12 volt system so you need to get the correct cables and then post back

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john bowers

03-07-2010 20:24:01

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 Re: WD45 starter in reply to vjd, 03-07-2010 19:03:42  
did you check your timing? sounds like it is firing on the up stroke against the starter.

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Jeff Z.

03-08-2010 01:52:50

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 Re: WD45 starter in reply to john bowers, 03-07-2010 20:24:01  
I agree. Sounds like a timing issue.

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