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Larry    Posted 01-06-2024 at 11:37:30 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I have an older ford n tractor. I believe it is a 2n but could be a 9n since I am not sure the serial numbers are correct. It runs fine and the only issue is that it is difficult to start. I need to constantly depress the starter switch several times until it engages the starter then it starts up fine. I have been looking for a starter switch which looks like the one on the tractor but cannot fine one. All the ones for either a 2n, 9n or even an 8mn look different. If anyone could help me located the part number or a place to get the starter I would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance

    Tim Daley (MI)    Posted 01-19-2024 at 19:06:51 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • HiYa Larry-
    First up, a hard starting battery indicates a poor, worn, or dead battery. Take it to your local ALT/GEN/STARTER shop and have them test it under load. Bad? Get a good brand (INTERSTATE DEKA EXIDE DURACELL) 6V = GRP AG type; 12V = GRP 35 type. ALL 9N and 2Ns after 1940 were basically the same with only minor steering and charging changes made. There are THREE NEUTRAL SAFETY START PUSHBUTTONS on the Ns. The first was only used on the early 39-40 9Ns with the dash mounted pushbutton. Changed to mount near the shifter cover, it now used a different switch til 47. The 8N Switch is a completely different animal and doesn't interchange with the 9N/2N. Dennis Carpenter repops all 3 switches - SEE LINK. Unless you have an early 39 with the dash mounted switch, you need this one. Verify all other wiring is correct as well and your GEN/ALT has belt tensioning bracket. Your MPCs are a big help for locating parts and drawings.

    Tim Daley (MI)

    JMOR    Posted 01-09-2024 at 11:05:40 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • There have been cases where the wear of the various parts of the mechanical linkages is enough to hinder the closing of the electrical contacts of the switch. A simple fix has been to glue a penny to tip of switch where actuating rod contacts it, thus taking up slack created by wear.

    Larry    Posted 01-10-2024 at 15:11:11 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks to everyone who replied to my post. I will first try replacing the contact switch. If that doesn't work then I'll go for the rest of the parts. I'll update once I get the part and get it installed

    Bruce Dorsi    Posted 01-07-2024 at 23:04:45 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • The description of your problem is a bit vague.

    I'm not sure if you're describing a bad switch, a bad starter relay, or a bad starter Bendix.

    The link below will take you to pages showing the various switches. ...Look at pages 3 and 5.

    Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 01-08-2024 at 19:30:55 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Larry's photo here
  • Bruce Dorsi    Posted 01-08-2024 at 21:47:04 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • That appears to be part # 9N-11506 Starter Button Assy. ....The gasket is part # B-12410.

    Doing a search for 9N-11506 shows them available new from Case/New Holland at a ridiculous (?) price of $154.00. ....Several used parts are available on the 'net.

    Follow the link for the parts manual, and scroll down to catalog page 40 (pdf page 42) to see the starter switch components.

    The starter button in your picture is mechanical only, and operates an electrical switch through linkage. ....It is possible your problem is mechanical, electrical, or both.

    There was a thread posted here awhile ago describing a similar problem. ....I will post a link to that thread in my response to this post.

    Bruce Dorsi    Posted 01-08-2024 at 21:55:15 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Link to an old thread here on the NTC about the switch assy.

    Bruce Dorsi    Posted 01-08-2024 at 22:07:10 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Link to another source with a larger picture.

    Larry    Posted 01-11-2024 at 20:28:07 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Just want to thank everyone for the help and assistance. I will probably first replace the starter switch first and see what that does for me. If I still have issues I will replace the rest of the parts.

    Thanks Again

    Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 01-07-2024 at 06:24:30 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Larry, it might be easier to help if we can confirm what you are currently using for a starter switch. You can post links to your photo(s) here or you are welcome to email them to me (email is open above) and I will post them for you so we can be sure to give you good answers.

    Larry    Posted 01-07-2024 at 20:49:14 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Not sure how to upload an image since I don't have a photo bucket account, But the URL link to a photo of my starter switch is below.

    Thanks for any assistance


    Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 01-08-2024 at 09:22:44 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • We cannot access files on your Google Drive, unfortunately. That's a good thing because you don't want folks you don't know wandering around your data files.

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