Ok, I am going to need some electrical brains here. My 318 has been showing the battery light lately so I think it may be time for a new regulator. But first I had one of my AC wire connector that connects to the regulator break, fixed that. So I connect my battery and in the process while hooking up the + terminal it shorts like there is a short somewhere. What is the problem?
Ok, I have found something if I disconnect the AC connector which I have fixed off the regulator, I get no shorting and it will start. Is it bad to run my tractor with out one of the AC connectors plugged in on the regulator?
Other than not charging the battery? I don't know why it would spark with the connector connected unless it is grounding out somewhere. And I wasn't trying to insult your intelligence with my earlier reply just trying to go off what you said and give the most obvious first idea that popped in my head. :fing32:
My doess the same thing some times
I thought it was just a bad starter
But most of the time it works just fine
I have not done anay thing with it as of now
I think I might try the starter kit now that you said that
On the first issue, do you have the battery hooked up now? If it is and there is a short your are going to blow the 20amp fuse pretty quick.
Now for the voltage regulator. Are all wires hooked up now? If memory serves me the AC leads off the stator go to the outside tabs and the DC lead to the center. Test for continuity between ground and each lead. There shouldn't be any, especially from the AC leads.