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Have JD 955 diesel, garden...
Have JD 955 diesel, garden tractor. Recently while mowing, tractor just stopped. At the time, I thought I had run out of gas (this still could have been reason) Filled with gas, and since, have not been able to start. Acts like dead battery, does not even turn over, just clicks initially, then acts completely dead. Cannot jump start it. I can produce the clicks when jumping as if it is charging, but can never turn over. Bought a new Strongbox battery still with no luck. With new battery, the lights on the console only dimly light up, not fully illuminated like usual. Any advice?
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This is compact tractor? An I assume you are putting diesel in it! You say gas. But with the starter not turning engine and looks like low voltage. I would check the negative battery cable connection to the frame and the positive cable to the starter connection. Are the cable ends good on the battery end? You have the original battery cable ends? Not these bolt on temporary ends.
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