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Electrical Question.

Postby WaMoo » Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:58 pm

I need help! I’m sure someone here has seen this before, and knows what’s wrong.

My 1954 Cub has been running great. I’ve used it several times today, but most recently, when I went to start it, nothing would happen...

And I mean nothing... not even a “click”. The starter isn’t getting any juice. My battery has 6.3 volts or so. Lights won’t turn on either.

I did a cursory inspection of the electrical wires, and nothing seemed out of sorts.

Any thoughts on how/where to start troubleshooting?

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Electrical Question.

Postby Shane N. » Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:44 pm

Battery cables. Wiggle them around on the post or clean them really good.
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Re: Electrical Question.

Postby Dale Finch » Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:47 pm

And check ALL the actual cable ends, as well as their attach points like the battery box. If you hear a hiss, or they feel hot, you have some corrosion in there.

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Re: Electrical Question.

Postby WaMoo » Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:26 pm

Thanks guys! The terminals are good and clean... I use “Corrosion Block” liberally on all my equipment.

But... Something must have loosened up. Initially when the tractor wouldn’t start in the field, I did wiggle the cables, but it obviously wasn’t enough. Back at the shop I tightened them down properly, and she started right up!
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Re: Electrical Question.

Postby Scrivet » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:12 pm

I would take a look at the insides of the starter switch.

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Re: Electrical Question.

Postby Shane N. » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:21 pm

Scrivet wrote:I would take a look at the insides of the starter switch.

That wouldn’t make the lights not work.
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Re: Electrical Question.

Postby WaMoo » Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:23 am

Scrivet wrote:I would take a look at the insides of the starter switch.


It’s all good! One of the battery cables must have come loose bouncing around the fields! Tightened it up and good-to-go! Thanks!
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