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#1 wvbuzzmaster OFFLINE  

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Posted July 10, 2015 - 07:24 PM

So here it is... The cause of all failures... It's show time!!

Example: Cub Cadet 102 starts and runs every time you turn the key... Until I parked it at the tractor show... Now it won't even crank. So I have a new solenoid in the truck to install upon arrival back at the show tomorrow.
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Posted July 10, 2015 - 07:43 PM

Murphy's Law: Anything that can go wrong will go wrong. Corollary: It will happen at the worst time. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted July 10, 2015 - 08:17 PM

My uncle used to say that his old John Deere B hand start would start the first time every time while no one was watching.


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Posted July 10, 2015 - 08:24 PM

It is your equipments way of keeping you humble. 


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Posted July 10, 2015 - 08:38 PM

Isn't there some Law of Thermuldyanamits that addresses this? Things always deteriorate?


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Posted July 10, 2015 - 08:41 PM

stage fright


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Posted July 10, 2015 - 08:56 PM

Happened to me just last week. Was starting fine, parked it, next time no start, barely even got a click out of it. Bad connection on positive side on battery. Figures, Noel
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Posted July 10, 2015 - 09:37 PM

He probably has a safety switch triggered.
Or maybe the spark plug wire pulled.
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Posted July 10, 2015 - 09:46 PM

He probably has a safety switch triggered.
Or maybe the spark plug wire pulled.


Alan, you sure know how to pick the correct words to piss me off...

I was working on the brakes earlier because the brake lever on the transmission is 80% frozen and is why the pedal had to be pulled up with foot to keep from riding the throw out bearing.... Until I unhooked the brake linkage....

But sitting here right now I remember saying to myself "no sense setting the parking brake, nothing to hold." However.... That IS the problem.... Brake interlock starting switch!!!!!!
$&@)@)&$)($&&&)(&&$)(;!,(@($&)('g
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Posted July 10, 2015 - 10:07 PM

Oh, that's something I'd do...
Funny as heck tho...
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Posted July 10, 2015 - 10:20 PM

Yup... And I have at least 20 years before I'm as old and as forgetful as you are, Alan... Lol
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Posted July 11, 2015 - 05:53 AM

You know Casey, that really sounds like something that would happen at my place.


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Posted July 11, 2015 - 06:18 AM

I was thinking the link between the seat and steering wheel myself.


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Posted July 11, 2015 - 07:25 AM

I was thinking the link between the seat and steering wheel myself.

That's only a sporadic thing, Doug!


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Posted July 11, 2015 - 07:52 AM

Loose nut behind the wheel? Maybe?


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