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Case 400 problem

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Ken Hevner

09-22-2007 18:15:46




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I have restored Case 400. It had been runing great. However, I recently had it a parade where the motor died. It immediately restarted and shortly after died again. It did this one more time and then would not start at all. Ended up being towed by RED-embrassing for a Case man. It is getting gas to the carb-I know that isn't my problem. Where is my problem? I am not much of a mechanic and don't know where I should start trouble-shooting.

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C. Amick

09-24-2007 09:27:18




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 Re: Case 400 problem in reply to Ken Hevner, 09-22-2007 18:15:46  
Check to see if plugs are firing by putting the wire on one that has been removed and grounding (holding)it against the block. May want to wear gloves to prevent a little electrical jolt.



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vac400

09-23-2007 06:10:29




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 Re: Case 400 problem in reply to Ken Hevner, 09-22-2007 18:15:46  
Ken The first thing to check is the points, they must be clean and gapped correctly. With the switch on and the points closed,pull them open and close them to see if you have spark out of you coil wire.If not then it could be the ciol . Hope this helps you.
Jerry



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Ken Hevner

09-24-2007 05:37:33




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 Re: Case 400 problem in reply to vac400, 09-23-2007 06:10:29  
thanks

I'll try new coil, points and condenser



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INCase

09-23-2007 18:01:50




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 Re: Case 400 problem in reply to vac400, 09-23-2007 06:10:29  
could be point or coil as others have said but a bad condenser will drive you batty too. Had very similar thing and a new condenser fixed it. They're available from NAPA.



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Ken Hevner

09-24-2007 05:38:23




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 Re: Case 400 problem in reply to INCase, 09-23-2007 18:01:50  
Thanks

I'll try new points and condenser



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