Usually, when a problem arises immediately after you finish a repair, checking and double checking your work uncovers the root cause quickly. That would be the first thing I'd do for sure.When I got it all back together is when this problem started
The tractor starts fine with the use of the choke. Starts like it should but only runs a few seconds.
When I turn the key it clicks like a dead battery, it may click several times before it hits but when it does hit it starts like it should. If I put a charger on it and have a fully charged battery, it hits first time, every time. The battery (group 51) was installed new last summer. Could this be the module?
Thanks for the ideas. I REALLY APPRECIATE IT
I've had two engines which had problems with the fuel shut off solenoid not opening properly. In both cases, the solenoid would "crack open" and there would be enough fuel for a few seconds worth of running and then it would die.Your fuel shut-off solenoid will also make a faint clicking noise when you turn the key to the 'run' position.
A sticky starter bendix can also cause headaches.. You hear a click when the key is turned to start but no engine movement..I have the click problem, if I use contact cleaner on the key switch it will go away for about a month. The previous owner added a push button switch which never fails. On the running issue the seat switch may be a little lose now.
I think every tractor owner battles with a safety switch at least once in their lifetime.I found my starting and dying problem. The wire to the seat switch was grounding out. I didn't think that it would start at all with a switch malfunctioning. Learn something new every day.