I just replaced a the battery (12v) on my tractor and fired it up and it seemed to be charging too much so i took off tge regulator cover and it was sparking at the points. I took a screwdriver handle and pushed on the plate to see what it would do. I know, idgit! Anyway it died right away and now it won't even click. I know the battery has juice too. Checked the wires and they seem fine. If i ruined the regulator it would still start right?