Engine will not even Crank


Old 04-24-08, 05:56 PM
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Engine will not even Crank

I recently did work on the carburetor from a John Deere SX85, as well as changed the oil and spark plug. after replacing everything, I went to start it, and nothing, does not even try to crank. It would crank prior to the repairs, so I am sure it is something I did, but not sure what.

I have replaced the fuse, checked the battery charge, cleaned the terminals, made sure the pto drive is all the way back and tractor is in neutral. That is all that I know to do.

Does anyone possibly have any suggestions?

Thanks in advance for your help.
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Old 04-24-08, 07:15 PM
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Is the battery connected? connections clean?checkfor proper voltage at the battey and sarter? thats where i would start to look first. let me know how that is, if it helps or not, i may beable to assist further
Old 04-24-08, 11:32 PM
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Check for power at the small tirgger wire terminal on the solenoid while trying to crank. If none, then there is a problem with the wiring or a switch, or connection. If there is power there, and the solenoid doesn't click, then it's a bad solenoid.

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