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Wings1    Posted 03-08-2021 at 17:58:54 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Tractor will not start
  • First time I have not been able to pull start my Ford 660.engine will turn over with the key. Smell burning wire.the cable from the negative post to starter button is hot.can you tell from this little bit of information what my problem could be?by starter button i mean the one below the battery not the one by the shifter.

    Wings1    Posted 03-09-2021 at 17:57:08 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Battery cable from positive post to ground is toast the end clamp is half eatin up all the way to the bolt hole.I am going to replace both cables and see if that is my problem.

    steveVa    Posted 03-09-2021 at 18:27:00 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Sounds like a loose connection.
    Clean and tighten all main connections.
    A good ground is key.

    Lynn Patrick    Posted 03-09-2021 at 16:51:35 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Do the battery cables have good end clamps, or do they the have the clamp on ends? Those get dirty & corroded & don't make good contact.

    Bob in KS    Posted 03-09-2021 at 14:49:15 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • For a hot battery cable I would first check for loose or corroded connection, and make sure the cable does not have internal unseen corrosion. Also I would want the ground cable to go to the heavy main frame of the tractor as near to the starter as possible and not to a light metal framework around a tool box, hood or instrument panel that has to go through corroded rusty bolt connections to get to a good ground.

    The ground cable connection to the frame is often the most overlooked and neglected part of the electrical system.

    Also make sure battery posts and cable clamps are clean and making good contact

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 03-09-2021 at 06:58:54 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Explain your system, is it 6V/POS GRN or a 12V/NEG GRN switch out job? There is only one starter button - the neutral safety pushbutton by the shifter. The top of the starter motor has the SOLENOID, a relay. Burnt wires have a distinctive smell and should be a huge clue something is wrong and should shut down the system at once. Mucked up wiring would be a likely cause so get out your Essential Manuals, disconnect battery and lighting circuit, verify entire wiring with a VOM set to Continuity. Take no shortcuts.



    Tim Daley(MI)

    wings1    Posted 03-09-2021 at 10:50:09 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • 6 volt positive ground.i have a button on the bottom of the starter relay that i can press and it turns the motor.the battery to relay cable is the one that is hot to the touch.thanks for the diagram.the legend that would help me passed away.

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