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Farmall Cub • View topic - Battery Dead-Help

Battery Dead-Help

Sun Jan 18, 2004 9:05 pm

Wondering if any one can help me with what appears to be a charging problem as I have recently gone thru two new batteries. The Cub will run fine once I jump start it but if I turn off the Cub it will not restart. Can anyone help me with the troubleshooting process. My Cub serial # is 16152J and has a converted 12 volt system. Thanks in advance.

Sun Jan 18, 2004 9:58 pm

Disconnect the battery and charge it with a battery charger. Hold a 12 volt bulb with contact against the post, and touch the copper side of the bulb with the cable. If bulb lights up there is a current drain, probably the alternator. Keep disconnecting items until the light goes out. This is done with the tractor not running, and the ignition and lights turned off.