Ford 4000 3cyl Generator / Regulator Problem Help!

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Re: Ford 4000 3cyl Generator / Regulator Problem Help!

Post #11 by kaiserjonty » Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:26 am

Hi mate thanks for the updated info.Yes the old owner replaced the starter a few years back. I dont have the tractor with me at the moment (its about 3hrs away at a bush block) so cant do your test anytime soon unfortunately. So to be sure I am clear I need to disconnect the dynamo/gen at the regulator ? or at the dynamo/gen ? then run a small wire between the two terminals and a wire back to the +ve on the batt? sorry just trying to visualise it!


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Re: Ford 4000 3cyl Generator / Regulator Problem Help!

Post #12 by hair bear » Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:47 am

I know the feeling, my Major isn't that far from me but still not 'outside the door' for a spare 5 minute fix!
So to clarify, take the wires off at the dynamo and use a fresh bit of wire, that way you dodge making any other faults worse.


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Re: Ford 4000 3cyl Generator / Regulator Problem Help!

Post #13 by kaiserjonty » Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:58 am

Gotcha! Thanks so much for your help. I will get back in touch once I try it out. I should be able to get back up to it in a week or so (Covid restrictions here in Victoria are preventing a lot of 'unessential' travel' ! ) cheers Rachel


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Re: Ford 4000 3cyl Generator / Regulator Problem Help!

Post #14 by essexpete » Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:11 pm

Good posts Rob!


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Re: Ford 4000 3cyl Generator / Regulator Problem Help!

Post #15 by hair bear » Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:06 pm

You're more than welcome, I just hope I'm right! I've got to the age now where I post something, then a couple of hours later start questioning what I wrote - that's my excuse anyway.


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