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  1. 316K Electrical Question

    Hydrostatic Drive Tractors
    My machine started acting like it was running out of gas. After seeing the gas was half full, I started pushing on things under the hood thinking something was loose. The wire from the spark plug to the coil seems to be the culprit. When I pushed on the coil end, it ran great. Should I get...
  2. JD316 Onan P218 Shut Off - Where Do I Start?

    Hydrostatic Drive Tractors
    Team JD, Happy Father's Day! The 1990 316 has been running better that she has in years. The new carb this winter definitely made a HUGE difference. I was cutting grass yesterday and she started miss. I moved it over to the shed where I was going to check to see if it was low on gas, even...
  3. Having an intermittent electric gremlin in 318

    Hydrostatic Drive Tractors
    Last fall my 318 started to not want to start. No clicking, cranking ...nothing...crickets. Would need to turn the key on off over and over before it would get the starter to crank. Finally it just did nothing. After checking all safety switches and all were working, replaced ignition, still...
  4. John Deere 318 Front PTO won't engage.

    General Repair
    Hi all, I have a John Deere 318. Last week I mowed the entire yard no problems. Went out this week in my half hour of spare time and fired up the tractor. I turned on the switch for the front PTO and nothing, no lights, no click from the PTO, nothing (only has front PTO). I swapped out for a...
  5. 400 just shuts off

    Hydrostatic Drive Tractors
    I was just using my 400 and the mower just shuts off like some one turns the key off. This never happened before. I have checked the connections and everything is tight. The battery is strong also. Where should I start trouble shooting?
  6. 214 Electrical Issue

    Gear Drive Tractors
    For those of you who followed my previous thread, this is where I am now. I got the ebay replacement fuel pump working after a little heat and bend. I still get a miss sometimes, but I am now fairly certain that this is an electrical issue. Here is why: 1. Bad Battery- After sitting for a...
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