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#1 mixedbreed96 OFFLINE  

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Posted November 17, 2011 - 09:23 AM

got working on the deere yesterday to get it ready for the new starter to be put in, decided to check the selenoid while everything was off and i could check it. well found out its bad aswell. they sell selenoid in tsc but its not for a deere, will it still work?

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Posted November 17, 2011 - 10:36 AM

I picked up a solenoid for the RF 110 last Friday at the local Napa. The original solenoid had 3 terminals (two large and one small) and the new one has 4 (two large and two small). Per the instructions of the guru at Napa I hooked the small wire to the terminal marked "s" and it worked great.

CAn you get a pic of the solenoid on the 212 you are dealing with? I can grab the Napa part number if you would like it.

I would venture to guess the solenoid is the real source of your problem...

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Posted November 17, 2011 - 11:26 AM

yours sounds to be the same as mine... 2 big terminals and a small one. the starter is completely done, hooked it up to battery and there was absoulutely nothing. no noise no movement nothing lol.

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Posted November 17, 2011 - 12:06 PM

Most solenoids have to be well grounded at the mounting base to work. Without a good ground at their base, they won't work at all. The solenoids with 2 small terminals are for use with ignition systems with a separate ballast resistor. The 2nd small terminal goes to the + side of the coil to provide straight un-ballasted 12VDC at cranking to boost the spark. With coils having an internal resistor, the 2nd jumper isn't needed.

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Posted November 17, 2011 - 05:28 PM

A good pair of insulated channel locks will fix that solenoid issue really well, just turn the key to the ON position before you jump the solenoid.

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Posted November 17, 2011 - 08:28 PM

haha im lost, care to help?

A good pair of insulated channel locks will fix that solenoid issue really well, just turn the key to the ON position before you jump the solenoid.



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Posted November 17, 2011 - 08:35 PM

haha im lost, care to help?


You jump the two large solenoid terminals by grabbing them together in the jaws of a pair of channel locks. This allows the starting current to pass through the jaws and to the starter, hopefully allowing you to get the tractor to start.

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Posted November 17, 2011 - 08:37 PM

so should i be able to start by the key?

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Posted November 17, 2011 - 09:40 PM

so should i be able to start by the key?

No, the channel locks become your key. lol

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Posted November 17, 2011 - 09:45 PM

so hook everything up and then just jump the terminals

No, the channel locks become your key. lol



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Posted November 17, 2011 - 10:14 PM

Ya, just do one thing before jumping those terminals, turn the ignition to the ON position, otherwise it will NOT start. Also, use insulate handle channel locks to be extra safe. Finally, latch on and latch on to those terminals fast, and dont let go until it either starts and runs or u exceeded 15 seconds. I would highly recommend replacing the solenoid sooner than later, they are about 8 bucks at the local auto parts store.

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Posted November 17, 2011 - 10:30 PM

and be SURE it's in neutral!
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Posted November 17, 2011 - 11:29 PM

Daniel, thanks for stating that, I have had to chase a couple that started in gear while I just started them with the key standing beside it lol.

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Posted November 18, 2011 - 09:41 AM

Daniel, thanks for stating that, I have had to chase a couple that started in gear while I just started them with the key standing beside it lol.


Then you know exactly why I posted that.........I've done it too! LOL

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Posted November 18, 2011 - 09:59 AM

lol thanks guys! ill try it today and let you know how i make out! and the starter came, thanks casey!




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