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I have a l3540that wont start not getting any juice a little bus

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hello i have a l3540that wont start not getting any juice a little buss under the dash dash lights flickers with the buss for half a second then quits battery is fine even put a boost to it know when after a half hour looking for trouble the light horn dont work but when i first tried it the sound was not like the silonoid click click big storm tomorrow and the dam thing wont start
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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Agriculture and Farm Equipment
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 10 months ago.
This is a kubuta right.
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 10 months ago.
Have you checked the fuses by the battery?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
yes kubota yes checked fuses by battery
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
yes kubota,yes checked fuses by battery
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 10 months ago.
Have you tried powering up the bus bar with a jumper wire and seeing if anything works
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
yes
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 10 months ago.
does anything happen
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
no
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 10 months ago.
Also there should be some relays behind the dash have you wiggled those and made sure they had a good connection
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
i have the dash right out ,yed
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 10 months ago.
Is you power wire on your starter good and tight with no corrosion
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 10 months ago.
Did not understand you last answer
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
checked that to
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 10 months ago.
I am assuming you have no power to switch
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
last answer i have the dash right out and yes checked conections
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 10 months ago.
To get it running I would jump the fuel solenoid and power to key switch on position to get it out of the storm so we can figure this out
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
yes i do have power
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 10 months ago.
Is power going out of the key switch?
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 10 months ago.
What time is the storm coming tomorrow?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
yes 6am i am in canada north of Toronto exspecting 10 inches and i look after a lot of people i am an old fart no job but this i need my tractor lol
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
brad i would talk to you on the phone but i just cant aford it sorry
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
the last time i used it it was fine
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 10 months ago.
It is fine I would not be able to canada anyway. If you have power coming into switch and power going out what is it not doing does it try to turn over or nothing
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 10 months ago.
You try tapping on the starter with a hammer
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
no it did make a little noise and the dash lights would flicker on and off but know just a little click not the solinoid
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 10 months ago.
You have a connection issue somewhere are the battery terminals good and tight
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
yes and wiggled the wires to it
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
yes i checked them to
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
i checked all the wires under the dash and wiggled them to
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
the dam things got me beat all to hell thats wy i got you lol
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 10 months ago.
You got power going out when switch is in start postion
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
yes i do
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 10 months ago.
what kind of power 12 volts or is it less
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
like i said when i try it the lights flicker on dash
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 10 months ago.
What is the voltage at the battery?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
i dont know the voltage but i have used the booster pack on it and the battery is about a year old i know that means nothing but
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 10 months ago.
I need to know the voltage or we are just going to be chasing or tails the battery could be to weak for the booster pack to work. Do you have a meter laying around anywhere?
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 10 months ago.
Also have you tried leaving the switch on and moving the wires around to see if you can get anything to click need to check the harness on the frame might have a rub spot that needs to be repaired
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
no but wouldnt the silanoid make that clicking the inside light was bright
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 10 months ago.
Are you talking about the fuel shut off solenoid making the clicking?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
nothing will do any thing if i dont push the clutch in and no not the fuel
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 10 months ago.
With the key on wiggle the wires behind the dash and see if you can get the lights to stop flickering bypass the clutch pedal switch for now or tie wire it back where it will stay pushing the switch
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
done that
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 10 months ago.
We need to know what that battery voltage is.
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 10 months ago.
Got another battery?
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 10 months ago.
Have you checked harness from battery to frame for bad spots?
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 10 months ago.
You done for the night?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
like i said man i am73 years old and i dont have the money thats why i called you because i can not get someone to come look at it for what they charge if i cant get it fixed tonight then ill have to wait and talk to some people and see if they will come out
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 10 months ago.
We need a meter if we are going to get this fixed I need to know what voltages you are getting in and out of key switch and at battery
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 10 months ago.
Can you get a meter from someone tomorrow?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
no not really i would like to get it going thats why i called you right
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
i guess you want to go to bed so anything else i can try
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 10 months ago.
you got a test light?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
no it broke
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 10 months ago.
How do you know your getting power to and out of the switch?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
because i get that little click when i turn it to start
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 10 months ago.
I think you got a bad battery from the dash lights flickering and what you have explained or either starter is bad if oyu have tried tapping on the starter
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
im sorry but they want35 dollars to talk to you and i dont know what i am going to be charged for this you know what i mean
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 10 months ago.
You will not be charged unless you are happy I can also submit for a refund if you want
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 10 months ago.
I am drawing blanks without a meter to tell us voltage readings
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
okay so if i get a test light what is that going to tell me becuse i know its not the battery
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 10 months ago.
See where voltage is at and where voltage is not
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 10 months ago.
When is the last time it started?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
i apriciate your time brad but i dont want to rip you off either
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 10 months ago.
It is no problem I am trying to help but we need more info to chase this problem.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
bout a week ago starts right up started right up all winter thats whats got me pusseld
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 10 months ago.
do you hear the starter clicking when you try to start it?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
no i dont dosnt even click like a dead battery, solienoid.
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 10 months ago.
can you jump the starter and see if the engine will turn over?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
ya i was going to try that but a big pain trying to get to the terminalsbut if thats what it takes than thats what i will do
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 10 months ago.
Thats the only thing I know to do in a situation like yours
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
do you have to get up for work tomorrow morning
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 10 months ago.
Yes got to work tomorrow
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
okay man i am sorry i will try and get the dang thing going somehow thanks brad i didnt know what time it was
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 10 months ago.
It is fine let me know if I can help you in the morning
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
no its okay i can not afford another one call
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 10 months ago.
Well you dont have to pay unless you rate me or I can submit for a refund
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
i really apreciate your help but if you can refund that would be awsome as long as it dose nt get you in shit
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 10 months ago.
Ok I will submit for refund sorry we could not get it going
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
can i rate you without being charged
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
thanks brad