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Posted December 29, 2013 - 06:23 PM

Well I went to start my tractor and all I hear is the solenoid opening and closing. Attached is a video of it. I have done a TCDI conversion but have used the tractor many times since. I'm drawing a blank on what the problem could be. Any help would be appreciated!

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Posted December 29, 2013 - 06:26 PM

If you jump the solenoid, does the starter kick?
I'm wondering if your solenoid stopped working correctly.

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Posted December 29, 2013 - 06:53 PM

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Posted December 29, 2013 - 06:54 PM

How would I jump the solenoid?

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Posted December 29, 2013 - 07:21 PM

Jump the solenoid straight across the two big terminals.  Use a pair of pliers or good thick wire, you are needing to carry full current to the starter.  Enjoy the sparks.  :thumbs:

 

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Posted December 29, 2013 - 07:24 PM

Use the biggest, longest screwdriver you have & touch the terminal with the wire from the battery to the terminal with the wire going to the starter.  Stand well back & be prepared for sparks!  Be careful you don't weld the screwdriver to one of the terminals.



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Posted December 29, 2013 - 07:30 PM

Will it still spark if I use a wire?

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Posted December 29, 2013 - 07:44 PM

It will spark unless you use something that does not conduct electricity (but why would you?).  If it doesn't spark, your starter is burnt out, your battery is dead or you have an open wire.


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Posted December 29, 2013 - 08:01 PM

Ok thank you. I will try it in the morning.

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Posted December 29, 2013 - 08:50 PM

Make sure it's out of gear.
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Posted December 29, 2013 - 09:02 PM

Well I went to start my tractor and all I hear is the solenoid opening and closing...
 

Mike, don't over look the obvious, Loose wire at the starter or solenoid. Could also be starter hung up. try tapping the side of it with wooden hammer handle. Look also to see if the gear is engaged in the flywheel. Sometimes they will stick or jam and lock up the starter.

Good luck.

 

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Posted December 30, 2013 - 07:24 AM

Make sure it's out of gear.

 

and no open gas cans nearby.

 

 

But first check the stuff as NCDBO suggests. Make sure the starter is grounded real well.

Check all the electrical connections.






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