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Starter won't turn

Postby Bbhzx12 » Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:00 pm

Hey Folks,
Picked up a 59 Cub to share with my boys. Figured it's a good way for them to learn to turn wrenches and drive. Anyway, I'd like to drive it into my shed for the winter but it's not cooperating. 6.3 volts off a new battery + ground. I got nothing from the starter, cleaned the switch still nothing, had the starter completely rebuilt still nothing. I get the 6.3 from the connection at the starter switch to the body of the starter itself. But not even a buzz when I pull the start handle. I can turn the crankshaft by hand, and it's not in gear.
Any insight?
Going to try new battery cables next, I don't have jumper cables.
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Re: Starter won't turn

Postby tst » Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:11 pm

bad connections, bad ground or starter switch, does the tractor have headlights? do they work? ,does the amp gauge move when you pull the on/off switch?

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Re: Starter won't turn

Postby Glen » Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:15 pm

Hi,
The battery cable connections at the ends of them could be the problem, especially the ground cable. Take them loose one at a time and sand the ends and where they bolt to with sandpaper, wipe them off with a rag so they are clean.
If it still won't work, and the ground is the original to the side of the battery box, you could try removing the battery box, and sanding the underside of it, and the axle casting where it bolts to, and clean them up good. Sometimes the bolts are hard to get out from the rust.
I don't know if that is the problem, but something that can be overlooked maybe.
If you don't care about the ground being the original way, the guys on here have said use a longer ground strap, and attach it to a transmission bolt, then it isn't on the battery box anymore.
Here is a page from a Cub owner's manual showing how it originally looked at the battery. It is the pic at the lower left of the page. :)

http://farmallcub.com/rudi_cub/www.clea ... age-26.jpg


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