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1986 john deere 2550, excellent condition electrical/mechanical; New (3 months) starter with light duty. Today I started the tractor and moved it 50' to attach an implement per normal, turned it off and the tractor wont turn over - starter doesn't engage or turn over - only a small "thunk" when I turn the key. Almost like there is a neutral starter switch or interlock or something, but I don't see or know of one. Seems like this happened before years ago and I all I needed to do was move the tractor a foot or so or vigorously rock it back and forth and somehow that allowed the starter to turn over - like it was blocked or something. Too late today to mess with but I'll try that first hting in the am - maybe try compression start too. Thoughts?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Sure - Reg Wren.I have more and new information on the problem - would you like to hear it?
Mechanic: TomcM28, Owner replied 3 months ago

Hi Reg! I’ll be happy to assist with your starter issue. You can certainly rock the tractor back and forth in gear to jostle the starter gear free. Sometimes what happens is the starter gear stays in the flywheel and then doesn’t have the power to crank the engine over. Rocking the tractor in gear moves the flywheel a little and frees up the gear.

If this doesn’t help, test for power coming out of the starter solenoid going to the starter motor.

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Mechanic: TomcM28, Owner replied 3 months ago

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