Agriculture and Farm Equipment
Agriculture and Farm Equipment Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic.
hello Ron my name is ***** ***** you tested to see if you have power on your small signal wire at the starter solinoid?
what we are only concerned about is the small signal wire on the starter when the key is put into the start position
i would say that is your issue. if that small wire is hot all the time it must have energized your starter for an extended period of time and burned it up. first before replacing the starter you are going to want to figure out why that signal wire is hot all the time. (starter relay or key switch) maybe recheck your diagnostics just in case but that small wire all by itself should only have 12 volts when the key is turned to "start"
well, again if all wires were hot the starter soinoid would engage. are you using a test light? if so your grounding the light to the tractor frame correct? i have a feeling that your test results are not correct and that is what is throwing us off. there are only 2 locations for wires on that starter. the one big lug that battery cables attach to and one small lug for the signal wire. do you agree?
so the screw driver is crossing the main starter lug to the small wire on the solinoid correct? and that starts it fine?
i hate to keep asking to repeat yourself but it does not make sence that that small wire has 12 volts all the time.
ya to a dead short. but lets think about this, if that signal wire has 12volt now just sitting there.....why isnt the starter turning?
yet you apply a screw driver from the main lug to that same wire with the same 12 volts and it turns.....
heres what i think..... you are getting 12 volts on that signal wire but no amperage. i would focus your test light on the start relay. follow that wire and see if there is switched power at that relay
do both positive cables attach to the same lug on the starter?
1 hooks to the starter and the second hooks to where??
i dont think your 24 volts. i havent ever seen one that was.... doesnt mean that somebody didnt install a 24 volt starter and alternator. the two 12volt batteries would need to be connected positive to negative. then negative ground to a single point positive on the starter. im quite certain your 12 volts