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I have a cub cadet x t1 will not engage the pto clutch. I…

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I have a cub cadet x t1 will not engage the pto clutch. I have voltage with test lite on one side of the pto plug at the clutch I know thw pto switch is good and the clutch is good as I jumped it direct to the battery, ign switch is good, battery read 12.59 turns the engine good. whats up....

Mechanic's Assistant: Can you guesstimate how old the engine is? And has it done anything like this in the past?

He unit is 2015, and no has never gave a problem

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

I think ive said all I know.

Submitted: 9 months ago.Category: Small Engine
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Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 9 months ago
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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
the clutch IS NOT engaging, engine is doing fine
Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 9 months ago
If you have power coming out of the pto switch and you can power the clutch directly, the issue is going to be in the wire harness.
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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
ok whats your best guess next
Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 9 months ago
You will need to test wires down to where there is no longer power on the wires and that will be the bad spot
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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
give me your # and I will call you as I don't under stand your last contact
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
I have to leave town tues. and would like to have this fixed for my son to do the yard as it's about an acre. Thanks JON
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
where did you go jon
Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 9 months ago
If you can power the clutch with a battery and it work, the issue is either the PTO switch or the wiring.
How do you know the switch is good?
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Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 9 months ago
What is the voltage on the clutch plug when engaged
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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
I did a noise check with my fluke meter, by touching the2 contacts on the switch and comparing it to a new switch
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
to go down to my shop about 50 yards away, that's why I would like to call you
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
i have done the ovious like the new switch, new clutch, voltage on one wire of the plug to the clutch, voltage at the battery with a good charge, now i need your tech, i don't know much more to do. Chasing the wiring is above me sorry
Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 9 months ago
Chasing the wires is all to be don't now so you can find where in the harness the wires turn bad.
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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
for get it JON i will take it to the dealer i thought tween the 2 of we could fix it. just cancel me. maybe we can do busness at a later date. have a good week.....
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