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  1. John Deere Lawn Tractors & Late Garden Tractors
    My 325 lately has been making an awful noise when I engage the PTO to run the mower. In the past, when I pulled up on the PTO lever, the mower engaged almost immediately but now it makes a noise (screech?) for maybe 2 or 3 seconds before the mower engages. The previous owner replaced the PTO...
  2. Hydrostatic Drive Tractors
    No luck with Search. This is a common problem that has been discussed here before I'm sure. If there is already a good post on troubleshooting steps I would appreciate a link. I already set the air gap at 0.018. I've tested both fuses. tractor starts easy. PTO doesn't engage. I've tested...
  3. Hydrostatic Drive Tractors
    Hello, First post here. I just purchased my first JD, a 314 that had a rebuilt (original) engine. I have run it a number of times with no issues. This morning I was snowblowing (model 49) without issue. My neighbor came by to admire the machine, I turned the tractor off for 5, then I started it...
  4. Hydrostatic Drive Tractors
    I have a 317 with the hated Series one Kohler. Recently I came across a Kohler Magnum 18 removed from a Cub Cadet. I had no idea of the condition but only paid $50 bucks for it so what could I lose? After rigging it up on the bench and discovering a severe knock was nothing more than a loose...
  5. Hydrostatic Drive Tractors
    I have a JD 430 garden tractor, and when I was mowing yesterday, the deck would suddenly stop. Occasionally the engine would cough when it happened. If I disengaged the front PTO and then reengaged it, it would run fine for a period of time, sometimes for only a few seconds, sometimes for 20-30...
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