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d14 starter, 12 volt conversion

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mainward

07-19-2010 14:05:42




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My 1957 doesn"t want to start, and the wire from the solenoid to the start is getting hot but the starter is either weak turning or (now) not going at all. The bolt in the side of the starter that the solenoid connects to is turning freely, making me think that there"s no connection being made inside the starter. Does anyone know if this is a simple fix or whether a new starter is in order? For that matter, I tried to open up the starter and get at it and I wasn"t smart enough to figure out how to do it.

Second question--has anyone tried doing a 12 volt conversion on a d14 and can tell me how it went and if they would recommend doing it?

Thanks

Doug

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CTuckerNWIL

07-23-2010 06:17:04




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 Re: d14 starter, 12 volt conversion in reply to mainward, 07-19-2010 14:05:42  
Jump it from the battery to the starter bypassing the solenoid and you will know what is causing the problem. If it works, your solenoid is bad.



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chalmersbob(pa)

07-19-2010 19:22:04




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 Re: d14 starter, 12 volt conversion in reply to mainward, 07-19-2010 14:05:42  
Your wire from the battery is probably too light gauge. If you have a 12 volt wire on there it is too light and will get warm. If you remove the started from the tractor, you can work on it or take to someone to have it repaired. The bolt that the wire attaches to, should not be loose.
Bob



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DiyDave

07-19-2010 16:00:40




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 Re: d14 starter, 12 volt conversion in reply to mainward, 07-19-2010 14:05:42  
Take your starter to an auto electric shop, it might be a variety of things, probably will cost less than $150 to rebuild it entirely. As far as the 12 volt conversion goes, same advice. A good rebuilder can put you a$99 GM 1 wire alternator on, and get it all running right, with no problems. I've done it enough times on D series tractors, I can tell you how, if you want to do it yourself. So can Old, or numerous others...

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mainward

07-22-2010 08:46:56




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 Re: d14 starter, 12 volt conversion in reply to DiyDave, 07-19-2010 16:00:40  

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Thanks Dave. I did just as you suggested. When I got it home and rigged it back up, the solenoid just clicked at me when I tried to start the tractor. I took the starter back out and bench tested it. It worked, but I was surprised it didn't have more pop. When I've seen a 12V car starter bench tested the thing practically jumped off the bench...mine had a fairly mild acceleration even though my battery is fully charged. Does it sound like the starter might need a rebuild or could my solenoid be a problem?

THanks,

Doug

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