JD 401C starter trouble
Posted 05 July 2010 - 09:27 PM
The place that rebuilds our starters tried to tell me I had a relay in the system somewhere that was sticking. I said that's possible, but I installed a bullet connector right at the starter on the solenoid wire so I could unplug it when it stuck. Unplugged the solenoid wire and it still kept cranking. Last time it did this, the only thing I could do to stop it was grab a hitch pin and bust the cap off the solenoid before it burned up the windings in the starter.
This is the second starter that does this by the way. We changed the one that was one it when it done the same thing thinking it was something in the starter, the replacement did the same thing.
Even had someone suggest that the bellhousing wasn't right and it was getting in a bind which is why the bendix can't release unless it starts. It could be a possibility I suppose, but the bushing in the end of the starter was still good so I wouldn't think the starter is too tight. I've also changed a lot of the old style chevy starters and can tell what a tight starter sounds like and neither of these sounded like that.
Any other ideals?
Posted 06 July 2010 - 02:03 AM
I was going to put an inline battery cable disconnect on it so I could kill the power in a hurry if the starter stuck. I know that is not a fix to the problem but if it saves a starter it would be well worth it.
I don't think the weak batteries was the whole cause of the problem but good fully charged ones helped a lot, but I traded my combine so now someone else is probably doing what dad called the "starter scramble"
Posted 06 July 2010 - 08:24 AM
Posted 06 July 2010 - 11:47 AM
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