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    Default ford 1520 - no ignition power to solenoid

    Ok guys, I am new here, enjoying my TC55. But recently purchased a 1990 ford 1520 as a project to fix and sell.

    The tractor has set outside for 4 years without being started.
    I changed the oil and filter.
    Drained all the fuel
    replaced the fuel filter
    put in new fuel.
    Put in a known good battery (borrowed from my TC55)
    turned the key - relays click in the on position, but nothing in crank position.
    I tightened the Power wire at the solenoid - Nothing.
    I got a length of wire and was able to supply 12+ to the crank wire of the solenoid, the starter operates fine.
    With the key in the on position and the help of some ether. It fired right up!

    I see the clutch safety switch has been bypassed and the wires are simply twisted together. Are there any other safety switches? I know I need to fix the safety switch but am hoping to only make one trip or one order for the parts I need.

    Next on the list is to change flush the radiator and hydraulic fluid and filter.

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    Default Re: ford 1520 - no ignition power to solenoid

    Quote Originally Posted by 99k1500 View Post
    Ok guys, I am new here, enjoying my TC55. But recently purchased a 1990 ford 1520 as a project to fix and sell.

    The tractor has set outside for 4 years without being started.
    I changed the oil and filter.
    Drained all the fuel
    replaced the fuel filter
    put in new fuel.
    Put in a known good battery (borrowed from my TC55)
    turned the key - relays click in the on position, but nothing in crank position.
    I tightened the Power wire at the solenoid - Nothing.
    I got a length of wire and was able to supply 12+ to the crank wire of the solenoid, the starter operates fine.
    With the key in the on position and the help of some ether. It fired right up!

    I see the clutch safety switch has been bypassed and the wires are simply twisted together. Are there any other safety switches? I know I need to fix the safety switch but am hoping to only make one trip or one order for the parts I need.

    Next on the list is to change flush the radiator and hydraulic fluid and filter.
    i believe all gear shoft levers has one and the pto lever has one

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