I have had it plugged in all winter , just got a new battery last season, when I tried to start it for the first time this season…today…the engine turned over the first two times, but never went into start mode. The third time was only a smaller sound and then it quit altogether.
What must I do to get it going?
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If your John Deere won`t crank and all you hear are clicking sounds when you turn the key, you likely have a bad battery or a bad connection somewhere between the battery and the starter. Double check that the alternator and battery connections are clean and tight.
Why does the tractor make a clicking sound and not start? If the riding mower makes a heavy clicking or a rapid clattering sound when the key is turned to the start position, there is a problem with the battery or a part of the starting circuit. The clicking noise comes from a part called the starter solenoid.
If the engine will not crank, you likely have a problem with… Discharged / defective battery or faulty electrical connections. To address these issues, check the battery and charging system for problems. Faulty parts: potentially the safety interlocks, starter motor switch (open circuit) or solenoid.
Check/clean/tighten all connections on battery/solenoid/starter/Ignition switch and neg(-) cable to frame or motor. Check to ensure all safety features are working properly and not engaged. Check for an inline fuse, bypass solenoid to see if engine cranks if it does replace solenoid, if no crank replace starter.
Common problems on the list include things like uneven grass cutting, slipping belts, or minor engine problems. John Deere also claims that lighting issues and battery problems are common. Still, John Deere tractors are largely reputed for their reliability.
The Spark Plugs
The engine`s spark plugs get worn down and damaged over time due to use. A faulty spark plug can cause hard starts, low fuel consumption, and reduced performance. Spark plugs can be one of the first things you check when your tractor performance is off.
According to Raby, the primary reason a diesel tractor turns over but won`t start is because air is present somewhere in the fuel system. Running a tractor till it`s low or out of fuel and a clogged fuel filter are two of the more common ways air gets into the system.
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I have John Deere GX345. It does not start consistently. When it doesn’t start the plugs have no spark. The problem is intermittent.All electrical connections look clean and no corrosion. Re- seated all connections. Fuel flow is good because I can smell raw fuel while cranking the motor. I replaced the fuel lines last year. Thank you for your help. Daryl Witowski
Look for a small silver box with 1 wire on it mounted to the motor. It is a temp sensor and will keep it from firing…Just had to replace mine…
My Tractor (425) won't start – John Deere 420,1020,2010,2020,2510,2520 Tractor Float
If you have no spark the first thing to replace the time delay module on the left rear side of engine. Its black and about 2 inches by 1 inch with yellow,red,orange and black wires going to it. Replacement is round shaped with same amount of wires.If no fuel to carb check for flow at filter, if theres flow but no pressure look for a split fuel line in tank between pump and sender.
My john deere z425 start fine but does not move
Check drive pulleys and belts.
Looking for information on a John Deere tractor S/N CH0850S017329 and the current estimated value of this tractor with approximately 2,700 hours on it.
Can you please post the model number of the tractor? Thanks
Problem starting every time when starting cold I have to crank engine several times, after it runs it will start every time until it sets for a few days, then back to the repeated cranking.
Thats perfectly normal
How do i replace a clutch on a JD 3020 tractor
Break it in half, then get with it.
Spake plug is not spakeing – John Deere Original 130 160 165 175 180 185 Operators
Make sure you are getting spark at the spark plug, to do this:Remove your spark plug and check to be sure you are getting a bright blue spark at the spark plug.You do this by grounding the plug on the head of the engine and cranking the engine or by pulling the crank rope…watching the plug for spark.If you are getting a nice blue spark then skip A below and go to B.
A…If you do not get a nice blue spark then you may need to replace the electronic module.Note: If you have to replace the module be sure to measure the position it is in, it is critical to starting.The clearance can be measured with a “business card”…use the card for the right clearance between the coil and the flywheel.Take a picture for later reassembly.
B…Also take some fine grit sandpaper (not emery) and lightly sand the flywheel where the magnet is located to clean any rust or corrosion from the magnet area.Please rate meBud
I have an eztrak john deere 445… quits.
The vent in your gas cap is plugged, it’s a very small hole right in the center.