Re: Introduction and plea for help
It's super easy. All you need is one heavy duty jumper cable. Good car jumper cables will work fine, just use ONE of them.
1)Tractor in neutral, battery negative to good engine ground. If it starts...you have a bad ground.
2) battery positive + to starter motor...if it cranks, starter is ok.
3) battery + to starter solenoid small terminal...if it cranks, solenoid and starter ok...check ignition switch. If it doesn't crank, step 4.
4) battery + to solenoid large terminal (one that goes to battery). Cranks when key turned...check that battery + to starter wire. Ignition switch is ok.
Another inexpensive test is a 12v test light.
Clip lead battery negative ground. Tip to battery + positive. Should be bright. Crank on it...should stay bright. If not, check battery. Test light bright when cranking, move up to starter solenoid. Should be bright all three terminals in crank mode.
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