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#1 Ron Dziedzic OFFLINE  

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Posted November 11, 2014 - 04:05 PM

Okay I was just outside snowblowing with my bolens aj foyt tractor when all of a sudden I went to back up and it cut out engine died and the tractor lost all power lights won't turn on nothing will work even the electric lift has no power it's not the battery I tried hooking it up with jumper cables to my truck and still even the headlights wont turn on what would you guys suggest be the first thing I check I did check the fuse and it was good and I didn't find any burnt wires I'm a little lost and not really knowing where to even start any help would be greatly appreciated

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Posted November 11, 2014 - 04:13 PM

I would be looking at the key switch & plug. 


Edited by New.Canadian.DB.Owner, November 11, 2014 - 04:30 PM.


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Posted November 11, 2014 - 04:25 PM

Ok thank you

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Posted November 11, 2014 - 04:34 PM

Check battery to frame ground connection as well.


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Posted November 11, 2014 - 04:36 PM

Key switch didn't help I just tried one from another working tractor

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Posted November 11, 2014 - 04:44 PM

Is there a main fuse or breaker in the 12V line somewhere. It seems odd that it's so dead. There is usually a thick wire that goes to the solenoid and then a thinner wire that carries the +12 for all the low current stuff. That line should be fused or have a breaker. That's where I'd look first. 



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Posted November 11, 2014 - 05:28 PM

Grab a multimeter and start at the battery.  Follow the wires until you lose the 12 vdc. 

So, I just hit "Post" and got a pop-up for to Heart & Stroke Foundation Lottery.  Is this something new?


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Posted November 11, 2014 - 05:39 PM

Ok I figure out what it is its two problems in one my solenoid went bad then while still using it it died due to a lack of fuel with a full tank of gas so now I am going to try the simple fuel filter then it will probably turn into a carburetor rebuild along with a new solenoid what'sthe chance of that happening lol

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Posted November 11, 2014 - 05:41 PM

Thank you everyone for all the help

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Posted November 11, 2014 - 05:55 PM

Before tearing the carb apart, does your tractor have a fuel cut-off solenoid under the bowl?  With the electrical problems you're seeing, that might just have the solenoid turned off.


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Posted November 11, 2014 - 06:38 PM

Ol' AJ would have been very disappointed. 

 

Jim, I think he is talking about the starter solenoid.  It might have one of those where the power has to go through the solenoid out a terminal at the bottom to the switch for "power in". 

 

Ben W.


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Posted November 11, 2014 - 06:56 PM

I am thinking you are right superannuation by chance is it possible that this thing would have an electric fuel pump because I'm also noticing that my fuel filter is almost dry by jumping the so selenoid I can get it to fire up and idle but I can't get it to go anything beyond a idle it seems that everything on this tractor electrically is running through that solenoid

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Posted November 11, 2014 - 06:57 PM

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Posted November 11, 2014 - 07:16 PM

Where's the fuel tank?



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Posted November 11, 2014 - 08:56 PM

I had a loss of power almost like that once. Lost power to everything. Wouldnt do anything. Then out of no where it would run and then it would just die like you took the battery out. Turned out it was just a loss/croaded wire on the key switch but all good now. Glad you got your problem figured out




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