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04-08-2017 06:47:18

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Ford 2000; 3 cyl. gas; 4/1 trans....Needed to use my tractor today and got it to run for maybe 5 seconds and then it dies and won't restart. It has sat for maybe a month or so since last being run. Battery is fully charged. I slightly moved the distributer one way and then back the other since the rotor looks like it has been contacting on the corner of the brass contact rather than somewhere in the middle. Wiped out the distributor cap and the rotor is good. It's full of fresh non-ethanol gas, new starter cable, and tight electrical contacts. I know I've flooded it now so am letting it dry out. The initial sucessfull crank this morning was with no throttle and no choke. I have some starter spray that I can shoot into the intake but don't like cranking it that way. Any ideas?


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04-08-2017 13:06:38

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 Re: Ford 2000 not starting in reply to marcusmerritt, 04-08-2017 06:47:18  
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Any idea where I could find a replacement for the filter behind the carb?

I've looked and haven't been able to find one on-line.

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04-08-2017 12:26:56

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 Re: Ford 2000 not starting in reply to marcusmerritt, 04-08-2017 06:47:18  
Breaking news....without taking any of the steps from Old yet, I tried cranking it again this afternoon and it did crank up. I let it run for a while just to exercise the engine a bit and then it cut off on me. Probably ran 15-20 minutes at mostly full throttle. I noticed that there was a lot of water blowing and boiling out of the muffler seams. Water, condensation maybe, was dripping off the rain cap and out of the bottom of the muffler. I assume this was condensation within the muffler but also wondered if the heavy rains we had earlier this week might have pushed some water down into the engine via the exhaust which might have affected the cranking? Seems like this is unlikely but thought I'd throw that question out to see if it has any merit. Once the muffler got hot, no more water.

I'll look for that filter that cdmn mentioned but don't remember seeing anything like that nor a glass bowl on my carb. Previous owner put a standard, inline metal filter in the fuel line and that's easy enough to change out. It's pretty clear my tractor has had a hard life and had a bunch of mods, many of them poorly done.

This forum is a fantastic resource. Many thanks for your input.

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04-08-2017 11:14:37

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 Re: Ford 2000 not starting in reply to marcusmerritt, 04-08-2017 06:47:18  
There's a little gas filter just before you get to the carb. It is about the size of a shotgun shell.
In my case I have to take that apart about every two years and clean the gel and gunk out of it. It's
re-useable, doesn't require replacement.

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04-08-2017 10:00:57

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 Re: Ford 2000 not starting in reply to marcusmerritt, 04-08-2017 06:47:18  
Great instructions, going out to do it now. Many thanks.

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04-08-2017 08:56:01

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 Re: Ford 2000 not starting in reply to marcusmerritt, 04-08-2017 06:47:18  
Do some simple trouble shooting and you only need a wench to do it.

#1 make sure you have a good blue/white spark at all the plugs and also at the center wire of the cap that will jump a 1/4 gap or more. If you have that got to #2. If you do not check that your points open and close as they should and are set correctly. Also make sure when you open the point by hand with the switch on you see a spark. No spark means the point need to be cleaned or replaced.

#2. Pull the carb drain plug and check for gas flow. You should have a flow that will fill a pint jar in under 3 minutes and yes catch it. #3 when was the last time your serviced the air cleaner it maybe clogged up

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04-08-2017 06:53:39

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 Re: Ford 2000 not starting in reply to marcusmerritt, 04-08-2017 06:47:18  
Forgot to say that I have an electronic ignition kit that I have not yet installed. Will that make it generally easier to start or is it not a factor?? Thanks.

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