So, what's this bit?

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Berk
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So, what's this bit?

Post by Berk » Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:23 pm

Specifically, the bit dead centre with the wires going into it.

Not noticed any reference to it on the parts page or the normal manual.


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Re: So, what's this bit?

Post by db2d » Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:37 pm

Its a safety device that prevents the starter motor being operated if the gear lever is not in neutral.

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Re: So, what's this bit?

Post by ollek » Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:09 am

The following is a link to a parts catalogue page, showing the start safety system. The ref 40 in the drawing is the cover for the switch. This cover is visible in the picture https://partstore.caseih.com/us/parts-s ... 7ar1284087 Ref number 39 is a electrical switch, operated by the gear shifter mechanism.

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Re: So, what's this bit?

Post by Berk » Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:43 pm

db2d wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:37 pm
Its a safety device that prevents the starter motor being operated if the gear lever is not in neutral.
Oh, so that's broken then.

Cheers.

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Re: So, what's this bit?

Post by philedge » Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:19 pm

Berk wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:43 pm
db2d wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:37 pm
Its a safety device that prevents the starter motor being operated if the gear lever is not in neutral.
Oh, so that's broken then.

Cheers.
Or someone has shorted out the wiring to bypass the switch.
'66 880 Selectamatic rat.

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Re: So, what's this bit?

Post by cobbadog » Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:49 am

Try bypassing the switch and see if it will start then. If so the switch may be able o be cleaned by spraying WD40 or similar and checking that it is moving inside the gearbox to operate the switch.
Hopefully by cleaning it you will be back in action.

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Re: So, what's this bit?

Post by Berk » Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:44 pm

It'll have been bypassed at least twice now.

When I got the beast it had several electrical and starting problems, so everything got replaced quick and dirty.

I was curious because we had what should be the transmission filter light come on, but as far as I was aware, the wire from the sender goes nowhere.

It's on the list to sort at the same time I put trailer electrics on, but free time in summer is fleeting.

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