- Dec 15, 2002
- Ontario Canada
- Kubota BX1860 & B2650
It now sounds like the starter bendix is not kicking in to turn your engine over. My first though was the battery. Now you say that is good. I had problems with my starter also. I took it out of the tractor and put it in the vice. I then powered it up with the battery in the vice. That will prove that the starter is good or not. My next guess is you have a bad ground on the starter. Did you clean the area where the starter bolts in ? I hope in your case the engine is not stuck and the starter will not turn it over. I would do a current test on the starter circuit when you turn the key over. That will tell a big story. The screw driver is just jumping the solenoid over. That only shows if you have a wiring issue.Thank you for your help. I'm now able (with a screwdriver) to get it to make a "spinning" noise?
Battery is new 2 weeks ago and I took it back in yesterday to have it checked. The battery and cables aren't the issue.
All the Youtube videos on "what to do if your tractor won't start" all use a screwdriver and it fires right up.
At least I'm at least getting a noise now.
That's got to be progress. At this rate I should have my charity garden planted by 2028....