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I have a Ford 1920 tractor, ~ 34 years old. Cold out here in central Ohio. Went to start it yesterday, after plugging it in for ~ 20 minutes. After warming glowplugs, tried to start, but saw sparks shooting out from wire connection on starter. It did not start and now will not turn over. Is this a bad starter or just bad connection on stqarter?
 

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Good morning Marcus, welcome to the forum.

Clean the connections on the starter and see if that solves your problem. Also check your battery cable connections, especially your ground connection.
 

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Thank you for your suggestion! When I went out to the cold barn to check the connections, I discovered that the cable running from the battery to the starter had melted off, having free. It had also partially melted the wore to the fuse box. So I replaced the battery cable & fixed the fuse wire, and after a quick charge, she started right up! Thanks!! (But then, that meant had no excuse but to plow the snow from our 1/4 mile driveway.)
 
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