281X massey tractor wont start. It seems as if a safety cutout switch is faulty but I cant identify which one. Michael
bypass pto cut out switch. unable to jump directly from battery to starter.
Do you have voltmeter or test light to check the system?
You say you can't jump the starter?
That would make me think battery or cable problem.?/
Safety switches would not affect jumping at the starter.
my husband is on his way up from the barn it will be a minute thanks
sorry it took so long
Yes i have a volt meter. There is continuity at the pto take off (cut out switch)
you coul not jump at starter?
i ran power from battery postive to starter positive no effect
what is battery voltage?
thats what the volt meter read
Did you check from positve post to the frame?
Do you have the 13 volts to the starter connection?
If jumping the starter didn't do anything, the starter could be bad.?/
It should have turned.
if it is any help this problem developed when the pto spontaneously disengaged while brushhogging. Turn tractor off to check for mechanical obstruction then tractor would not start
Is pto engaged manually or electrivctly
Np problem with starting before?
Wonder why you can't jump at starter? It should spin the engine. Good connections?
think so even used a portable car starter
Can you check the solenoid switch wire to see if the key switch is sending power to the solenoid?
If you have power from the key switch, the starter or solenoid would be the problem.
Yes but i will have to go to where the tractor is in the field. It will be about 15 mi before i can get back to the computer
on my way
OK, I will switch to question and answer, and you can log back in or come back through your email.
there is power to the battery but not the silenoid
went thru the email also. dont know if i lost you
Battery cable not hot at the starter? Or no power from keyswitch?
No power from key switch
Have power to the switch? There is a fuse in the power wire , which originates at the starter solenoid and goes to the dash and key switch.
yes there is power at the key with the volt meter but nothing happens when i turn on the key
Neutral switch or pto switch, harness to pto switch hasn't been damaged has it?
not to visual inspection.
not to visual inspection. thanks for your help. its too hot here to be fooling with the tractor.
,not to visual inspection. thanks for your help. its too hot here to be fooling with the tractor.
Texas, I have 102.2 on my front porch in the shade!