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Bobcat wont start?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by DaySpring Services, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    I used my Bobcat S220 for about an hour yesterday of blowing. Went to start it up today and the starter will not turn. I can hear the solenoid click when I turn the key but that's all I get. Lights, heater blower turn of so I know it's not the battery which was replaced last year. I also Tried to jump it with the same result. Is it possible that the starter or something is frozen? Temps are in the low teens, single digits over night.
     
  2. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    starter could just be worn out, or sometimes they get a little frost on them, take a hammer, or a metal bar, and bang on the starter housing, hit it firm but dont try to bust it off, then try starting it
     
  3. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,181

    How many hours are on the machine?
    Robert
     
  4. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    make sure theres gas in it :laughing:
     
  5. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    That will help the starter turn? :rolleyes:
     
  6. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,181

    Cut the guy some slack, he just paid 399.00 for a fuel filter....
     
  7. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    :laughing:
     
  8. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    that icluded labor and cleaning of inectors and a bottle of fuel addative
     
  9. cmo18

    cmo18 Senior Member
    Messages: 815

    hahah and didnt you pay 350$ for a cement block for salt bins?
     
  10. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    nope my contractor did, i think there called premade retainer wall blocks or something like that, so they were freshly made, but he paid more than 350, idk the exact number but he wanted his wall to last a long time and those blocks still look like new
     
  11. cmo18

    cmo18 Senior Member
    Messages: 815

    im just screwing with ya man, up here the blocks are made out of leftover concrete in the trucks. and they all have air in them to last, 60$-100$ each up here. I think your boss got fooled now back to the bobcat
     
  12. andrewlawnrangr

    andrewlawnrangr Senior Member
    Messages: 339

    OH lets not start on the concrete blocks again and this kid making random comments. a 220 does not run on gas.... but it does on diesel.

    now for an anwser to your question

    check the fuse block for bad fuses. follow your battery connections to the starter or some times there is a starter solenoid which could be clicking. you can jump the solenoid with 2 screwdrivers make sure you hold the handles and touch the metal to eachother. at this time have some one start the machine. leave it run and get a new solenoid

    battery jump box

    or battery charger due to cold temps
     
  13. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    brought the torpedo heater out today and thawed it out a bit. Fired right up after 5 minutes. Glad it was a easy and free fix!