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Have a 4020 with a 24 volt starter on it. The starter went bad and I had to replace. Shop sent me a new one that doesn't have the isolated ground post for the positive ground. They said to hook the wire to the mounting bolts on the starter. I don't think this will work will it?

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SOURCE: I have a 3010 John Deere +24 volt pos ground how

The 3010 24v JD system is not a true 24v system. It is a balanced split 12v system, with one positive ground battery and one negative ground battery. The only 24 volt accessory is the starter, where the batteries meet in a series to provide 24 volts for starting. All other accessories are 12v, half powered by the positive ground battery and half powered by the negative battery. The generator charges one battery in one direction and the other battery in the reverse direction. Therefore a 24v alternator is not easily adapted to this system.
The usual solution is to change to a 12v system with an alternator, changing the starter to 12v and changing the polarity of the positive ground battery to negative ground.
The cost of a 12v starter and alternator is far less than the cost of a 24v alternator, plus the added benefit of using 12v lights and other accessories.
JD switched to this 12v type of system with alternator during the 20 series production, but used two 6v batteries in a series due to the larger cranking amp rating of the 6v batteries occupying the same physical space.

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SOURCE: 4020 w/ 24v system sparks when the battery is connected

I usually fix electrical problems by process of elimination. Disconnect the wires attached to generator and touch the battery cable to the battery if it still arcs disconnect the regulator. continue until you find whats pulling current from the battery.

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Purple wire goes to the solenoid on starter.If you installed starter with single wire post all you have to do is mount a solenoid to the frame just in front of starter,existing batt/starter cable goes to one solenoid post,purchase a short red cable and install on other solenoid post and run it to the starter,plug purple wire into new solenoid and the way you go.

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