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This past weekend Andy aka kungdrew came over to look at my 446 so I put the battery on charge because it hadnt been started in about 3 to 4 months. It started right up for us and ran great but after he left I tried to start it so I could put it back in the barn and all it would do was click at the solenoid. I put a meter on the battery and it showed 12.6 Volts. I then put the charger back on it to boost it and it fired right off. Drove it to the barn which is roughly 300 yards from the house and killed it, tried to start it again and got the same result, clicking at the solenoid. I checked it with the meter and got a reading of 12.6 volts again. Any ideas what might be my issue? Thank you, Terry.
 

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Your tractor is apparently allergic to old barns.

:sidelaugh:


What you are not telling us is where you have been connecting the charger. If you have been hooking it up directly onto the battery posts, then I suspect that your battery is at fault. Just because it shows 12.5 volts with a multi-meter, that does not indicate that the battery is capable of delivering the amperage needed to spin the starter.

Try this.

Connect your meter to the battery posts as you did before and keep them there. Now, while watching the meter reading, turn the key to START. If the voltage reading drops like a stone, then a new battery is in your future. :thumbsup:
 

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Terry,
Be careful when boosting,as there is a faint possibility that it can damage the rectifier.I always unplug the rectifier any time I have to boost one of my tractors.




Maynard :canada:
 

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mjodrey said:
Terry,
Be careful when boosting,as there is a faint possibility that it can damage the rectifier.I always unplug the rectifier any time I have to boost one of my tractors.

Maynard :canada:
That would mean that I have to take the cover plate off my tower to boost my 224-79. :headscratcher: :headscratcher:

Maybe I should put a switch on my Rectifier Wire :headscratcher: I could label the switch BOOST :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Hydriv said:
Your tractor is apparently allergic to old barns.

:sidelaugh:

What you are not telling us is where you have been connecting the charger. If you have been hooking it up directly onto the battery posts, then I suspect that your battery is at fault. Just because it shows 12.5 volts with a multi-meter, that does not indicate that the battery is capable of delivering the amperage needed to spin the starter.

Try this.

Connect your meter to the battery posts as you did before and keep them there. Now, while watching the meter reading, turn the key to START. If the voltage reading drops like a stone, then a new battery is in your future. :thumbsup:
I have been jumping it at the battery terminals. I will check t out this weekend, thanks for the reply.
 
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