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Ford 901 starting trouble

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03-31-2016 06:22:04

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Hoping you guys can help point me in the right direction. I'm trying to get the old 901 started for the first time in a month or so. I hit the starter button, and it started up but needed a little choke and I wasn't fast enough and it died. 2nd try the battery didn't have enough "juice" to crank it over enough to start.

After letting it sit overnight with a trickle charger, the battery still doesn't have enough it over. It only gets a revolution or two and then the battery give up. The battery does have 12.8v across the terminals. I can take it out and have it load tested. It is a fairly new battery, for what its worth.

Any other items that might cause slow cranking? Could something be wrong with the starter?

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03-31-2016 19:06:15

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 Re: Ford 901 starting trouble in reply to RandarCole, 03-31-2016 06:22:04  
Battery is quite obviously junk if it does after one rev...

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03-31-2016 07:10:15

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 Re: Ford 901 starting trouble in reply to RandarCole, 03-31-2016 06:22:04  
Quoting Removed, click Modern View to seeEasy & obvious first step is to substitute another battery........possibly just use jumper cables from another operating vehicle.

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03-31-2016 06:43:21

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 Re: Ford 901 starting trouble in reply to RandarCole, 03-31-2016 06:22:04  
Brushes could be wore out in the starter. You could have a bad connection somewhere. Or the battery might be bad. I would start by making sure the battery was good. What voltage does your battery have while cranking?

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