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Gehl 5625 sx perkins diesel 1, 800 hours. Started it last

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Gehl 5625 sx perkins diesel 1, 800 hours. Started it last week with the intentions of prepping for "winter" use. Yesterday go to start unit and got a click. Check and clean battery connections. Replace battery. Remove and bench test starter, good. Can't really reach crankshaft bolt to attempt to turn engine by hand (I'll have to find a way). Bypass ignition switch attempt to start direct at starter, click. Tilt cab and can feel that the click right around the pump. Could the pump be seized or partially " engaged" preventing the engibe from turning over. Or is the engine seized.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Construction and Road Equipment
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Best bet is to have tried to turn engine using the ring gear when you had starter off. Hydraulic pump can seize and keep engine from turning, , but not usual cause, can have fluid on top of a piston, and taking glow plugs out or loosing the injectors will let fluid out.

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