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#1 coinman66 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 24, 2015 - 12:25 PM

What are the symptoms of a bad voltage regulator? Got a 214 that was on fire and burnt the hood off and melted some of the wire coating off. Taped up wires, and engine turned over for several start attemps, and then suddenly quit. Put new wiring harness in it and 99.9% sure it's right, with the exception of the 2 safety switches, which I bypassed by wiring 2 wires together. If the voltage regulator is bad will engine even turn over? Right now it does nothing and makes no noise at all?

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Posted August 24, 2015 - 12:28 PM

The voltage regulator is part of the charging system, NOT the starting system.

 

However, if something is mis-wired, or shorted to ground, all bets are off.



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Posted August 24, 2015 - 01:04 PM

Here is how I bypassed 2 safety switches. Yah I know it's not safe but just wondered if this would be ok to see if it turns engine over? Could it be the solenoid? It doesn't click or anything?

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Posted August 29, 2015 - 09:14 AM

A tractor will start and run if the voltage reg is bad or is removed.  The ignition system on your 214 draws voltage for spark from the battery.  






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