Hello, trying to figure out a solution to this perplexing case. I have posted this thread in another forum with still no solution, hopefully someone here can assist.
My new to me Ariens s-14 (931005) runs great, I just replaced the points, condenser, spark plug, battery, fuel filter, fuel lines, rebuilt the carb, new throttle shaft and bushing, new fuel pump, new tires front and back. Needless to say, I have spent time and $$ getting her back into shape, but I am having this pto issue.
Every time I pull the PTO out to engage it while running, the tractor dies..almost like a safety switch engages and kills the engine. If I engage the pto while the engine is running it starts to die, then quickly push the pto switch back in, the engine comes right back to life and works fine. If I keep the pto engaged, put it in park, turn to start it, nothing happens( which is normal). If I disengage the pto, put in park, the tractor starts with no issues.
The pto engages when I throw current on it and I have checked the service manual, and all of the wiring checks out correctly. I have 12v to the PTO switch orange wire with the ignition to the on position, I checked the park safety switch (purple wires), and that's working fine. The only thing I haven't checked is the black wire from the PTO to the 6A circuit breaker.
What is the black wire going back to the ignition switch do? Is this my issue? I am grabbing at straws currently, but my best guess is a safety switch is bad. Let me know your thoughts, I have my multimeter handy, and more than willing to get my hands dirty.
Thanks for your time.