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Wayne, Journeyman
Category: Agriculture and Farm Equipment
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Can't get my Deere tractor to start. It cranks, but won't

Customer Question

Can't get my John Deere tractor to start. It cranks, but won't start. Last ran it around March. Any suggestions?
JA: What is the complete model and serial number of your machine?
Customer: It is a 5203 model. Not sure if I have the serial number handy.
JA: Are you fixing this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I checked the oil, the air filter, opened the fuel tank fitting. The fuel ran clear, so closed it back up.
JA: Anything else you want the equipment mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Not really, I'm baffled.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Agriculture and Farm Equipment
Expert:  Wayne replied 11 months ago.

Hi I'm Wayne

I will help you with this

your 3 cyl diesel, may have air in the lines

crack loose the inj lines at the injector, crank it over

10-15 sec intervals what to see fuel ,no bubbles

when just fuel close lines hold throttle 3/4 open

and crank hold it there until it runs smooth

I hope this helped you

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Expert:  Wayne replied 11 months ago.


Just a follow up wit you

did my answer help you ??

Let me know, Please


Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Hi Wayne, I will try this Monday morning.
Expert:  Wayne replied 11 months ago.

OK, Thank you