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Thad    Posted 07-15-2019 at 11:20:31 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Testing starter
  • Hi guys I bought a new starter for my 1948 ford 8n and I think I may have gotten a bad starter how does one test a 12v 8n starter
    Thanks thad

    Farmer Dan    Posted 07-15-2019 at 11:55:56 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Get your jumper cables out. Put one end on the battery positive. Just touch the other to the starter positive. IF it spins then ok, if it don't then not ok.

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 07-16-2019 at 09:05:04 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Sorry Dan,

    You likely are thinking of a mounted starter. I was thinking of a loose one.


    Farmer Dan    Posted 07-16-2019 at 16:43:08 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I don't know for sure if its mounted or not. I was guessing that it is mounted.

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 07-16-2019 at 07:19:24 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Might want to tell him what to do with the Negative.

    JMOR    Posted 07-16-2019 at 22:48:45 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • starter does not care about polarity.

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 07-17-2019 at 06:29:08 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I read it he was testing unmounted in which case he needed both cables.

    thad    Posted 07-19-2019 at 18:50:21 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • hi so i have a good starter figured out i have a bad solenoid as i was still getting voltage out of the starter solenoid as i was still getting voltage to the starter when i did not push the starter switch so i bought a automotive starter solenoid and i can get it to start if i put a wire between the big post did i just get two bad starter solenoids

    thanks thad

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 07-19-2019 at 20:21:22 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thad,

    The automotive type will not work.

    On the tractor solenoid the coil operating voltage is obtained internally. The starter switch then grounds the other end of the coil.

    ON the automotive type, the operating voltage is fed from the starter switch and the other end of the coil is grounded internally.

    Cannot use the automotive type unless you add a dashboard pushbutton and defeat the transmission safety feature from working.

    Den N Ms    Posted 07-16-2019 at 19:00:06 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Might want to tell him to make sure it is in neutral first.Before checking the starter.

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