Went to use the backhoe and noticed the lower panel(panel below the steering wheel was removed) The old man was using it to grab stumps this fall and think he was working on the ignition as it feels sloppy. Also the thread nut to the ignition was stripped and turning the key was difficult(as if you had to turn it 3/4 more then previously). I never had a problem with it and can only assume what he was doing to it??? I am trying to make sense of the starter wire diagram. looks as if I have 5 wires. -positive to positive leads -looks to be a councel light to positive connection and a third I am un able to ID I want to locate the problem but need to at least get it to the barn were it is warm!!!!! (freaking cold out) Can I go direct with the ignition to start it or am I wrong as to the leads to the starter. Either way I need to put it under cover for the winter as it has already been out for 2 months. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated!