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Larry    Posted 09-25-2019 at 23:48:32 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Starter button
  • After letting it sit for a couple of months, I started my 54 NAA. I always leave the neg battery cable disconnected when it will sit for awhile. I started it and let it run for awhile and then shut it off. I pulled the key out of the ignition and went to disconnect the cable. Before I disconnected the cable, I pressed on the starter button and the engine cranked. Anyone know why the engine would crank with no key in the tractor? I did not see if it would actually start without the key, but it has me wondering "What the" is going on.

    Ultradog MN    Posted 09-26-2019 at 05:15:38 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Starter button
  • There are Four seperate electrical circuits on your tractor. Starting, ignition, charging and lights.
    The key only turns on the ignition and charging circuits. The starting and lighting circuits are not affected by the key. You could spin the engine over all you wanted but with the key off you will not have any spark to start the engine. Likewise you can turn the lights on with the key in your pocket.
    Sometimes it helps to think of your tractor as having those Four seperate circuits/functions. Less mind bending to analyze when one or another function isn't working properly.

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