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John deere 2010 tractor. pto grinds and wont engage

Pto grinds badly and wont engage. where do i start? pull back end apart?

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  • wadeostar Mar 13, 2009

    thanx. where do i adjust the pto clutch?

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    tractor massey 399 its grinding if i try to engage the pto not sure whats the matter?

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    Tractor nearly new PTO never been used want to attach slasher can't work out how to get shaft engaged

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    What a **** site

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    my john deere will crank but wont start. why?

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    when cold the pto when not engaged keeps spinning dont have tractor that long to know if its stops when hot it spins fast not slow

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    pto when engaged tends to bog tractor down

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    How do you get a pto shaft out of a John Deere 4010 tractor

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    The starter engages starts to turn engine abruptly stops rotate engine back 180 degrees then engine will start

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    On my ford 8n tractor when I try to push the pto lever it only move a little bit but makes a grinding sound what could be the problem

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    On my ford 8n tractor i push in the clutch and I try to push the pto lever it only move a little bit but makes a grinding sound what could be the problem

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    PTO won't quit turning when disengaged on Ford 5000 Diesel

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    the pto button keeps flashing and wont engage .Its not a code that's its flashing it just does it continiously

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    pto button continually flashes on deutz fahr agrotron 90 mk3 and wont engage

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    I have a case 2594 and I'm trying to remove the transmission pto in the rear of the tractor how do I pull that plate off????


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The PTO usually has a clutch that has to be engaged so that you can select the PTO rotation setting. I had a problem like that on my tractor and all it needed was a little adjustment on the PTO clutch lever, so it could disengage the PTO gearbox properly.

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  • Esmagamus Mar 13, 2009

    That I don't know. I own a (Swiss) Hürlimann, not a John Deere. Look in the instruction manual, it might be in there.

  • gator3011 Dec 19, 2014

    If adjusting the shift lever doesn't work, you will have to split the tractor, just behind the shifter levers. It's not that hard. Just support the front half, put a floor jack under the transmission. It can be done in 1 1/2 hrs. You will probably have to replace the clutch. Don't buy it off JD. Go to a transmission shop and buy the clutch discs and plates. They will coust about $30. JD wants over $300. To slide it back together, grind the heads off 6" bolts, and use them as guides.


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