Is it a starter, or a horn?

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Is it a starter, or a horn?

Postby allenlook » Thu Mar 16, 2006 2:43 pm

When I pull the starter rod on the Super A, the starter kicks in and makes a heck of a racket. It sounds like an OOOGAAH horn.

I think the engine is spinning because the front fan is turning, but it makes a heck of a clatter. New starters for these things are pretty expensive! Over $200 by the look of things. Once I get if off of there what should I do, inspect the starter gear and the flywheel for wear or missing teeth, and if they look OK have a go at the inside of the starter?

I have to pull the lever really hard, too, so I'm assuming I need a new switch. Also, the tractor just up and dies at random times - I think it has a short somewhere in the wiring. I ordered a new service manual for all the Farmalls, so I'm hoping that will tell me more about rewiring it!
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Postby 'Country' Elliott » Thu Mar 16, 2006 4:41 pm

Hey Allen...sounds like you should take the starter off and look at the gears (they're probably worn down or missing some). :shock:

At any rate...Find a good, local electrical shop that rebuilds starters, and have yours rebuilt (it's a lot cheaper than a NEW one...OUCH! :oops: )
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