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Florida Hank

07-07-2004 06:23:42

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Was doin some brush hoggin last week and parked the ol girl while I took a break for about half hour. When I went to start her up again it turned over real slow and then just stopped turnin over at all. I figured it was time for a new battery but put the charger on it for about an hour but it still wouldn't start. I jumped it with my truck and finally after about another half hour it started up and seemed to charge just fine. I mowed for a while longer and shut it off but it wouldn't start again...just turn over real slow. This time I took the battery out of my truck (a pretty big battery) and put it in the 8N. Still wouldn't start, just turn over slow and then stop turning over at all. It's a '51 with a side mount dist. 12 volt conversion with internal resistor coil and had been starting just fine for a long time. I turned the engine over by hand and it's free. All I get is WRRrrr...Wrrrr...wrrr... then nothin but a click.
Pretty puzzeled here could use some help from my fellow N'ers. Thanks.

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Ron from IL

07-07-2004 06:41:38

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 Re: 8N starting troubles in reply to Florida Hank, 07-07-2004 06:23:42  

If the battery is not the problem, I'd first check all electrical connections. Clean 'em up and keep everything tight. If that doesn't help, I'd suspect the starter. The brushes may be worn down. Take it out and have it checked by your local starter guy. You may need a rebuild or replacement. Anyway, that's where I'd start...

Good luck!


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Dell (WA)

07-07-2004 06:59:04

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 Re: Re: 8N starting troubles in reply to Ron from IL, 07-07-2004 06:41:38  
Hank..... .what Ron sez..... ..donna mucka'round, replace yer battery cables. ($10, cheap) They get corrosion deep inside the molded clamps, low starter power..... ..Dell

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