Hello and HELP!!!!
2 days ago after blowing snow for about 2 hrs, I drove my tractor back in my heated garage.
This morning I wanted to do some more snow blowing.... my tractor refused to start.
Symptoms: weak dash lights and rattle coming from the bottom left console when I turn the key to START.
What I did:
Check battery: voltage fine
Tried to Charge the battery but the charger says it is fully charged.
Check and clean main ground wire (frame) all OK
check and clean battery posts and connections all ok
Still can't start..... weak light and rattle.
Then I decided to jump start the tractor with my car to isolate a very likely problem with the battery.
With the jumper cables connected I turn the key to ON..the dash lights are OK, no more rattle.
Then I turn the key to START... the starter engage but the motor turns for just a few second(1 or 2) and then stop like if I was missing power.
The cables I use for boosting are almost new and my car's battery is in perfect condition, I also kept my car running while boosting. I also tried an other set of jumper cable.... same problem.
What would be the most logical approach for my tractor'sproblem, I don't really understand what is happening.
I believe there is a problem with the tractor's battery but why is it that the tractor doesn't crank with my car's battery??
Thanks in advance for your help