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Trent Young

10-20-2002 16:42:35

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It runs when I jump it and then dies when I take off the cables from other truck. It does have a distributer with points and condenser. I replaced the tune up. For the charging system there is I geuss the regulater is under the little control panel it is stuck out will not move so I disconnected. I think it cooked the first battery. Wiring is not pretty. Don't know where to go from here. Please can anybody help

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Aubrey O'Quinn

10-23-2002 16:23:54

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 Re: 49 WD Problems HELP HELP HELP in reply to Trent Young, 10-20-2002 16:42:35  
I have A 1950 WD. It sounds like you have a bad battery, genarator or a wiring problem. Since the animal starts and it dies when your remove the jumper, your batter is not putting out and the genarater is not charging. maybe caused by faulty wiring or bad battery and genarator. It not hard to re-wire and that should help.

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Steve in N.J.

10-21-2002 19:17:58

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 Re: 49 WD Problems HELP HELP HELP in reply to Trent Young, 10-20-2002 16:42:35  
I restore/rebuild those headlight switches if you need yours done. I agree with Duey, clean your battery ground, and while your at it clean all the battery connections..... Steve B.

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Duey (IA)

10-20-2002 19:46:59

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 Re: 49 WD Problems HELP HELP HELP in reply to Trent Young, 10-20-2002 16:42:35  
First thing you do is, remove the bolt that holds the battery ground strap. Then clean and shine the area and the strap end before reinstalling. My guess, is that your ground is bad on your battery and does NOT provide current to your ignition system when you remove the jumper cables. The 6 volt system requires a good ground and heavy battery cables not the skinny 12 volt ones. You can check the ground connection by hooking the jumper cable from the tractor battery to a good ground.
The control box has a resister on the light switch that is a manual control for the charging rate. This box has a fastening screw that must be in place for the resister to have a ground and operate properly. If you have a voltage regulator instead of a cutout relay, then the manual resister control is not needed. There are 6 volt wiring diagrams on my web page. Duey

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10-20-2002 19:21:22

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 Re: 49 WD Problems HELP HELP HELP in reply to Trent Young, 10-20-2002 16:42:35  
It starts when jumped low or dead battery. It stops when you unhook the cables.System is not charging. If you have a wiring problem I think it is between Gen or Alt. I think it is gen. or alt. which ever you have.

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Farmer Brown

10-20-2002 18:08:45

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 Re: 49 WD Problems HELP HELP HELP in reply to Trent Young, 10-20-2002 16:42:35  
The WD does not normally have a regulator. If you mean the switch next to the amp meter in the little box attached to the battery box, that is a combo light and hi/low charge switch. I would suggest hooking it back up to complete your electrical circuit. If that makes it run again with a good battery, then you will need to replace it, as the out position is hi charge and yes, it could cook a battery if you run too many hours in the hi charge position. For long use periods it needs to be in the in position. The middle position is lights on a long with hi charge.

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10-20-2002 18:55:08

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 Re: Re: 49 WD Problems HELP HELP HELP in reply to Farmer Brown, 10-20-2002 18:08:45  
why does it die when you disconnect the truck? the charging system is seperate from the ignition system. you need a wire from the battery to one side of the coil, then the other side of the coil feeds the distributor point and the distributor point is grounded. Do you have the old 6 volt positive ground system or changed over to 12 volt negative system. The generator and cutout relay (regulator) will charge the battery, but dont need it to start and run. It probalby did kill the battery if light swith is set to "full charge".

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