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HELP---Western V Box Spreader

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by IndyPlowman, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. IndyPlowman

    IndyPlowman Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    :help: Does anyone know what would cause my Western V Box Spreader to not start? Normally their is a drain on the battery when I start it. I am not noticing that and it just clicks but wont start? Any help will be greatly appreciated.
  2. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

    solenoid could be bad. jump the solenoid and see if it starts. start it with jumper cables if not.
  3. hitachiman 200

    hitachiman 200 Senior Member
    Messages: 262

    Is it the starter or the solinoid clicking?
    First check to see if you have power to the solinoid.
    Then check for power out of solinoid by jumping from hot side to the ign in post on solinoid(the small one). If no then use jumper cables to bypass the solinoid and start the engine. Carefull as there is a high amp draw here.
    Now check the bendix(gear on top of starter) it should move upwards when rotated to engage the flywheel.
  4. IndyPlowman

    IndyPlowman Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Thanks for the info guys. I took it in an got it serviced and they said that a piece of the starter had broken off. We replaced the starter and now it is working normally again.
  5. hitachiman 200

    hitachiman 200 Senior Member
    Messages: 262