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2010 distrubuter problems

My john deere 2010 distrubuter doesn't turn when I crank it over - I took it out and the problem is further down as the distrubuter its self is ok - wondering how much there is to fixing this - Monty

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  • mgmalcolm Jan 27, 2009

    This is a 2010 gasoline farm tractor - I was talking to some guys at work and they think it could be that the timming gear may be shot - you supose that would be a place to start?

    JERRY ABELL May 11, 2010

    mr.monty,it;s more than likely the camshaft gear, i had an old chevy that dine the same thing. if you repair yourself make notes&drawings how things came out to put back sameway.your local john deere dealer can order manuels for that engine.wish i was there to help you! please give me a rateing on help.thank you,good luck.MrFixIt.

    JERRY ABELL May 11, 2010

    hello! what type of john deere do you have;lawn tractor or farm tractor;engine mobel number,make of engine,horse power,you know that sort of thing,thank you.

    JERRY ABELL May 11, 2010

    hello mr monty! well i done some looking in my tractor book;you have a kawaski fc 420v-15 or kohler engine, kawaski i have no information on this engine. kohler i have plenty of information on. i need kind of engine model number if is kohler engine.hope i can help you;MrFixIt.


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The timing gear is made from material which will break if the gears are not meshed correctly, if the distrubiter has come loose at some time, this can chew out the timing gear and leads to all sorts of problems (ie correct timing)

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