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Re: Oliver 550 Possitive Ground starting problem

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08-28-2013 18:52:11

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Thanks for the response Mr. Schwiebert,

I'm sure the switch is good. I checked it with a meter and it was getting current to the solenoid. Since I had it done at the same time as the generator, could it have anything to do with the regulator? I'm not very good with these "Classics".


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Dick W.

08-29-2013 04:25:56

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 Re: Oliver 550 Possitive Ground starting problem in reply to BDuke, 08-28-2013 18:52:11  
As suggested, get a 12 volt test light and check the little wire at the solenoid on the starter when you turn the key to start the tractor. If the light doesn't light up you have a problem in the switch circuit. (first,make sure the test light is working)

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08-29-2013 06:38:38

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 Re: Oliver 550 Possitive Ground starting problem in reply to Dick W., 08-29-2013 04:25:56  
Thanks for the response Dick,

The stater safety/ interupter was tested. It was one of the first things I checked when I couldn"t get the starter to engage. I used a multi-meter and it show just over 12 volts at the solenoid when the key is turned while depressing the clutch.


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08-29-2013 20:15:00

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 Re: Oliver 550 Possitive Ground starting problem in reply to BDuke, 08-29-2013 06:38:38  
Check the voltage at both of the big wires on the solenoid. The battery side should be the same as at the battery. The other side should be just a little less if the starter isn't open circuit. If the starter side isn't up to voltage your solenoid is defective. You will want to check the big wire on the battery side for proper voltage when you turn the key to start. You may want to check both ends of the ground for voltage drop. To do that you will connect one meter wire to the starter mounting bolt and the other wire to the ground side battery post. Then try to start the engine and watch the volt reading on your meter.

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