I've googled for a long time now and can't find any information that I need.
I have a Case 1825 (Bobcat) loader that will not start when it is cold, it's
a gas engine and I'm wondering a few things so if there are any owners here
that can help that would be great.
Before you do that, have you checked the battery? Cold weather will
sap a battery that's marginal and near the end of it's life (please
note it may have enough juice to power up the indicator
lights/buzzers/etc, but still may not turn the starter). Relays are
usually affected by heat, not a lack of it, so that wouldn't be my
first thing to look at (it's not impossible, but it's not my first
Yes. No reasonable switch can handle the load imposed by a starter motor,
maybe 100 amps.
So, the starter switch really activates a starter solenoid which, in turn,
completes the circuit from the battery to the starter motor.
Follow the positive lead from the battery. It will go to one side of a
smallish cylinder (~2x4"). Another heavy cable goes from the other side of
this cylinder to the starter motor. It is this cylinder - called the starter
solenoid - that's probably at fault (they rust internally, stick, corrode,
or otherwise just quit). Replace it. Less than $10 at the auto parts store.
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