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My TO35 won’t turn over with starter button. I replaced solenoid but won’t activate starter. I can start tractor jumping from solenoid to starter cable and remove starter cable after starting to stop starter motor.
I am electrically ignorant….HELP???
I would say that it could be one of a few things that could be causing the problem.
Try the safety isolator switch (just in front of steering box). Make sure the tractor is out of gear (R,1,2,3), join the wires together on this switch (white/blue wire to the white/red). If it then startes with the ignition switch then that is the problem.
Next try the ignition switch to see if it is faulty.
Next thing sould be the whole wiring loom (or part of it).
Have a look at this page and the wiring diagram.
Hope that helps.
Hi, I have a 1959 Ferguson TO35, and I believe that the Safety Isolator switch is the problem. My questions are; How do I remove the switch, and where can I order one from?
Thank you for posting the origenal inquary. I have the same problem.
Thanks again. John
Distributor pushes out of block when cranking, bends bracket too.
Reinstalled it, same thing.
I have to mow…BAD
Try this. Make up a lead which goes from the HT connection on the coil directly to one of the spark plugs. Then if you connect the small wires from the coil to the correct voltage power supply, as you turn the power on and off you should see if the coil can or cannot produce a spark.
Hence this will narrow down the problem to the other components. ie. ignition switch, wiring, contact breakers (points), distributor and distributor arm.
If the coil is getting hot then current must be flowing through it (ie contact breakers closed). It is the change in electrical state of the coil which makes the spark.
However, if you’ve replaced everything what is wrong? I guess the most likely thing to be wrong is the distributor arm and cap.
You haven’t got a 6 volt coil and a 12 volt battery have you?
I have a 1958 Massey TO-35. It stopped running so I replaced the spark plugs, condenser, points, coil, Dist.
cap, ignition switch. I replaced each one after the previous did not solve the problem. I replaced the ignition wires yesterday. I have no spark, and I replaced everything exactly the same way it came out. I even wrote the connection on masking tape and secured it to the wire so as not to confuse the problem later. At this point I still have no spark coming from the coil. The second coil became very hot, so I reordered a
replacement without sucess. I have had several back-yard mechanics look at it and have them all baffeled.
What is my problem?
i could use wireing diagram for to 30 with 6 volt generator & regulator it has a 12 volt battery in it checked volts in batery 8.5volt some one rewired the thing and wireing is all jumbled up at ignition switch. i would like to know how to wire up amp gage. any help would help???? confused
I have a MF TO35 gas tractor. I was trying to start it yesterday and have run into a problem. New battery with plenty of juice. The starter was running, but the engine wouldn’t catch. After about 3-4 minutes of repeated attempts, the starter apparently stopped working. When I press the start button, I can hear/feel the Starter Solenoid Switch click. There is current at this point going to the starter. I let it sit over night and tried again with same result. Solenoid click but nothing else. Plenty of juice still in the battery.
What would you recommend I try next to diagnose?
Thanks for your help,