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Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago
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Hi,let's see if we can work together to get to the root of your problem! will try my best to help!

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
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Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

Make and model? What is the battery voltage? Is the engine turning or not?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
2001 john deere 4210 hydrostatic
It sat over the winterIt started right up, died and now will turn over but not start back upRan for about 2 minutes then died
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

Any smoke when cranking? Is fuel getting to the injection pump inlet? Has the fuel filter been replaced? have you tried to prime the system? Do you hear the fuel solenoid click when turning on the key?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
no smoke, filter is new. Fuel is getting there, I took off hoses and turned it over and it is cranking out the line.Could water have gotten in the fuel tank? The fuel in the system may not have been contaminated so it ran for long enough to get the good fuel through then died..Possible?
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

Is the fuel solenoid to the left of the injection pump clicking open, it has to have battery voltage and has to open the fuel passage to the injector nozzles.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
it is clicking
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

Remove it, and reach into the cavity, and see if the link that has to move with the solenoid moves in and springs back, the linkage may be stuck in the off position.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Took it apart, everything is working good in there
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

You can push on the link, and it springs back? Then I question if the injection pump has good clean diesel.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
It springs backHow can clean the injection pump fuel out?
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

Open the primer plug at the injection pump inlet and prime until you have clean diesel flowing. the close the bleeder, then loosen the injection lines at the nozzles and crank the engine until fuel is quirting, not dribbling, then tighten the lines and tractor should start.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
hello againThat worked. it started
I drained the fuel tank and it had a lot of water in it so I flushed the system a bunch of times and it finally startedBut now it is smoking like crazy, will that burn off eventually or do you have any other ideas to make that stop?It is a black/grey smoke
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

Run it and let it warm up and heat the exhaust, it may just be oil and water in the muffler and should burn off as exhaust gets hot.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
It worked and runs great. thanks!
Mechanic: Curtis B., Technician replied 2 years ago

Good job! Thanks!

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