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Wed Dec 18, 2013 09:46 AM CST

Q: I have an issue with my 8N Ford that defies everything I thought I knew about electronics. I'm only a retired lightbulb changer, but I thought I knew something about electricity. Now, I'm not sure. Here's what happened: After changing the solenoid on the starter, I went to an auto store and bought a solenoid for a Ford. It looks exactly like my old solenoid, but it won't start the tractor with the starter button. I can jump across the solenoid, and it will start the tractor, but it won't start with ...

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