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Posted August 06, 2012 - 12:33 PM

i put the deck back on the Ford yt16h so that when i get tires for the front i can start using it, also so i have a bit more room in the garage. after putting the deck on i went to the neighbors house(its empty and i been mowing it) to try it out. when i turned on the PTO it almost died s i shut it off. i unhooked the wiring harness going to the kill switch and tried the pto and it worked ok. i just had to shut off the PTO and hook the harness back up so i could shut it off. what could be causing it to do this?

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Posted August 06, 2012 - 01:17 PM

It sounds like the interlock for the PTO is not working properly. Is there a neutral switch or a seat switch interlock for the PTO? I don't have a manual right here to look at.

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Posted August 06, 2012 - 01:36 PM

all the safety switches are unhooked. as for a neutral switch , its a hydro so i dont think it has one. i could be wrong tho.

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Posted August 06, 2012 - 01:52 PM

pto switch could be grounding out. Its been awhile since I have had to do any work on my yt16. I have the manual if you cant find anything on line.

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Posted August 06, 2012 - 02:02 PM

i have the manuals but dont think i have a wiring diagram , if you have a wiring diagram for it could you add it to the manual list here at GTT ?
i know it worked before i put the shroud back on after i got the ignition module installed. i als double checked to make sure that no wires got pinched. i must have missed one someplace.
ill sure be glad when i get all the bugs worked out of this.

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Posted August 06, 2012 - 02:06 PM

i found a wiring diagram

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Posted August 06, 2012 - 02:38 PM

Push the pedal down or pull the lever back and try to start it if it does not start that means the neutral start switch is hooked up and working. If it still starts it is either not hooked up or not working.

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Posted August 06, 2012 - 02:40 PM

i found a wiring diagram

bottom line, something is telling it to come on, if the switch isn't shutting it off and unplugging it is,
pinched wire or switch is where I would be looking, once I got out my meter(s)

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Posted August 08, 2012 - 10:17 AM

well after spending 3 hours yesterday and a couple this morning i cant see why its doing this. there are no pinched or bare wires any place. the wiring diagram i have is different then the tractor but by looking at it i see no reason why when i disconnect the harness going to the regulator and the kill wire going to the ignition module i can run the PTO and when its hooked up i cant.

could a bad PTO switch cause this?
its times like this when i wished i knew someone to lend a hand.

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Posted August 08, 2012 - 10:34 AM

well after spending 3 hours yesterday and a couple this morning i cant see why its doing this. there are no pinched or bare wires any place. the wiring diagram i have is different then the tractor but by looking at it i see no reason why when i disconnect the harness going to the regulator and the kill wire going to the ignition module i can run the PTO and when its hooked up i cant.

could a bad PTO switch cause this?
its times like this when i wished i knew someone to lend a hand.

Yep, it could, a simple continuity test will tell you if switch is making and breaking, even a simple / cheap meter is invaluable chasing problems like this :thumbs:

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Posted August 09, 2012 - 12:53 PM

well i figured out that the kill wire going to the ignition module is what is causing it to die when i flip on the PTO. now to trace the wires down and try to find out why its doing this.




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