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My 3020 JD tractor won't start. Lights on dash come on and dim when i turn the key to start. No noise nothing.

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Hi. Your battery is dead 100%. Charge it and I'm sure it will start up. If the problem persists check battery and than for shortage

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If it's not a bad battery connection somewhere in the cables, then you need to test the starter motor. Can you jumper a wire from the starter solenoid connection to the battery connection on the starter? If starter cranks the engine over, a problem is in the start circuit between the ignition switch and the starter solenoid. If starter doesn't crank, either the starter motor or the solenoid is at fault.

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    With the key OFF, it won't start, but it should crank the engine over-so make sure it is not in gear.

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    Basically, 2 reasons the lights might dim: because of a loose or poor connection, the surge in voltage draw causes the connection to falter. Or, 2, a short or a fault in the starter motor causes too much draw and dims the lights. If you have a voltmeter, a test called "voltage drop" can be done to find if there is a bad connection anywhere in a wiring circuit. See youtube for voltage drop testing, like if you wanted to test the positive battery connections between the battery and the starter. But first try jumpering the solenoid to the starter motor to verify a good starter motor. ( Again, key is off, and in neutral gear.)

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