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I'm not clear on what you are referring to. This is on a lawn tractor- correct? And there is a poor ground connection on the negative battery cable to the frame? Also, I'm not clear what you mean by " to make any noise". DO you mean to start the tractor? If this is the case- make sure the battery cables and the battery posts are clean- very clean. Clean the frame where the negative cable attaches, and clean the cable end. All connections need to be clean - no rust or corrosion. The negative cable can be attached to the frame at any point, so the cable can be moved by drilling a new hole in the frame, but usually this is not necessary if the original hole is cleaned of rust. If you need further help let me know.

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