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Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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I have a john deere utility tractor, it cranks but dies out

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I have a john deere utility tractor, it cranks but dies out of power right away...
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so we can help you best.
Customer: When i turn the ignition switch on, the belt that rotates the engine spins a little and then dies... i can here a hesitating click on the piece were the battery positive wire comes from...
JA: Is there anything else the Small Engine Technician should be aware of?
Customer: It seems like it has no battery power, but tried jumping it with starter box still wont work...
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Model number? older model that uses the generator as starter? What is battery voltage, at least 12.5 volts?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Yes has generator, 12.5 volts...
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
What is battery voltage when it is spinning engine?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
11.2 spins for about 2 seconds and stops
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
If you remove the spark plug will engine spin?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sorry had to go to work, i will check tomorrow morning thanks for your help...
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.