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#1 WHEELHORSE418 OFFLINE  

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Posted September 22, 2010 - 01:45 PM

I am having some trouble starting my 312-8 tractor when you turn the key and apply clutch pedal to activate the safety interlock swith it's starter clicks yesterday it started up fine now what . I don't see any frayed wires touching bare metal :confuse:. Ben

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Posted September 22, 2010 - 02:58 PM

Could be a weak battery. Unless you've ruled that out already, charge it up and check the voltage when you've finished and disconnected the charger. It should be at least above 12 volts and 14 is better. I have also noticed that when I forget and leave the key on on my '94, 314, the battery goes dead fairly quickly. I think it all the electronic "monitoring" gadgets that drain the battery so fast when you do that. I'm sure that there are others who'll have more suggestions as well. My$.02

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Posted September 22, 2010 - 05:10 PM

Thanks Caseguy, I think the battery is weak on my 312-8 too maybe put it on a charger or buy one from Wal Mart . Ben

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Posted September 23, 2010 - 01:04 PM

I worked on my '81 C-125 but not the 312-8 to get it started . Ben

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Posted September 24, 2010 - 05:06 PM

The PTO switch is tricky it turned over my 312-8 then quit battery is fine . I need to check it out tomarrow . Ben

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Posted September 25, 2010 - 01:20 PM

I'm not following that last post. :confuse: There's an interlock in the PTO switch that wont allow the ignition to turn over the engine if the PTO switch is on...

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Posted September 25, 2010 - 01:29 PM

I'm not following that last post. :confuse: There's an interlock in the PTO switch that wont allow the ignition to turn over the engine if the PTO switch is on...

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It won't let power go to the starter if PTO switch is on.

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Posted September 25, 2010 - 02:26 PM

I have my 312-8 running now it was a loose connection on the PTO switch . Ben

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Posted September 25, 2010 - 02:33 PM

Glad you got it figured out.

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Posted September 25, 2010 - 07:56 PM

Glad to hear it! Great job! I'm sorry for the confusing reply above, I was trying to reword the statement as I understood it. I guess I was right, but it didn't really clarify anything.

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Posted September 27, 2010 - 09:54 PM

Yeah

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Posted September 27, 2010 - 09:57 PM

I'm sorry for my previous post next time I try to reword it better. Ben




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