Hey guys, I just bought a Cub Cadet 100 and was told it ran but needed a new generator/starter. I bought a new battery for it and was going to see what it would do. Upon hooking up the battery I hooked up the (+) side first and when I started to hook up the (-) side, it sparks heavily when touched to the battery. From reading the forum (for Farmall Cub Tractors) regarding the Generators and Voltage Regulators, I think that I remember reading somewhere that if you will unhook each terminal at the voltage regulator one at a time, then touch the (-) side to the battery each time you do so, that you will eventually find the problem when the wire you unhook doesn't produce a spark at the battery when you touch the (-) cable to the post.
Ok. I did that last night and upon inspection.....I found that the middle wire (#2) to make the spark go away. When I unhooked it, the spark didn't occur at the battery anymore. To begin my testing, I started with wire/terminal #1, still a spark; then I moved to #2, No Spark. After that I just stopped testing. I don't have a wiring diagram for a Cub Cadet 100, no do I realize what this means.
If someone on here could please help me out and tell me what this means is the problem, I would greatly appreaciate. Also, If my test method is wrong, or if I need to do more testing; please let me know. I have included a diagram of the Voltage Regulator for your reference.
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