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John Deere 870 won't start only clicks some time Gauges light…

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John Deere 870 won't start...
John Deere 870 won't start only clicks some time
Gauges light up
Has new battery
Starter checked out as ok
Submitted: 6 years ago.Category: Agriculture and Farm Equipment
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Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 6 years ago
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Hi Scott, My name is***** will be glad to help. A few things can cause this: Faulty battery ( test), Safety switch or harness problems ( clutch/brake, neutral, PTO, Seat switch), Faulty fuse/relay, Faulty ignition switch or wiring, Poor battery to starter connections and grounds. Check those and let me know
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