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801 Ford powermaster 4 cyl


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Old 10-07-2014, 04:03:33 PM
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Default 801 Ford powermaster 4 cyl

I am wondering whats wrong.. I start up my 4 cyl ford 801 powermaster with absolutely no problems.. The fan belt broke off so I purchased a new fan belt with goes around the fan (of course), the waterpump pulley at the bottom of engine. and the alternator.. Now the problem occurs.. I start the engine and it instantly Rev's super high and stays at that high rev.. naturally I have to shut down the tractor almost instantly..

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Default Re: 801 Ford powermaster 4 cyl

Sounds like something in the governor mechanism locked up and snapped the belt and the new 1 is just strong enough that it has not broke yet.
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Default Re: 801 Ford powermaster 4 cyl

But why when I take the belt back off the tractor revs correctly?

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When I take the belt back off the tractor returns to normal rev..
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Default Re: 801 Ford powermaster 4 cyl

Your belt routing must be hitting the governor linkage. Try to run the belt on the other side of the linkage. ???
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Default Re: 801 Ford powermaster 4 cyl

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Your belt routing must be hitting the governor linkage. Try to run the belt on the other side of the linkage. ???
I will try that.. thanks... but i dont think its around anything except the pulleys.. but I will look
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Default Re: 801 Ford powermaster 4 cyl

No the belt is fine.. Nowhere near the linkage..

let me reword my problem.. I have a 4 cyl ford 801 gas powermaster that the fan belt broke off somewhere and somewhen ..

it starts just find except it over heats quickly due to the water pump not running due to the fan belt..

now I put the new belt on and start it up and it rev's up very high and keeps the revs up high.. I even tried turning the throttle way way down.

when i take the belt back off and start the tractor, strangely it runs just fine.. no high revs..

Put the belt back on and high revs again..

Anybody?

Thanks..

P.S I am a complete noob when it comes to working on tractors..

soo.. where is the governor again? stupid question I know..
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Old 10-10-2014, 12:43:05 AM
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Default Re: 801 Ford powermaster 4 cyl

The governor is inside the front cover with the flyweights on the crankshaft in front of the timing gear. Make sure the crank pulley bolt is tight and the pulley is tight on the crankshaft. Does it leak oil out of the front main seal?
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Default Re: 801 Ford powermaster 4 cyl

Could it be that it's always running too fast but the noise of the fan when it's turning is what you're hearing?
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