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Replace the PTO switch on a John Deere 455

I have diagnosed it down to the pto switch. My daughter and I are attempting to replace the switch. But...I can't figure out how to get the old one off without taking the whole dash board off.

Any tips? It is a pull knob that connects to a black box on the other side of the dash board.

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Yes to get the out, just reach underneath the dash up to the switch and as as close as you can to the bottom of the dash squeeze together while puuling up. it come out though the top and disconnect the pig tail there

Posted on Jul 10, 2012

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Check and adjust your RIO switch{reverse implement option}near the trans if so equipped.What happens when you press forward pedal then engage blades?Would also check the lower bearing on your pto clutch to see if its seized up.

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SOURCE: john deere 2010 tractor. pto grinds and wont engage

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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SOURCE: Intermittent PTO Problem on John Deer 6400

You likely need the speed sensor replaced in the rear of the tractor,either above or below the pto shaft.There is also a pto relay module beside the fuse panel that may need to be replace(only on the early 6000 series tractors,later it was replaced by the bcu).If you can get the codes from the bcu and relay the info to me i can likely tell you for sure what you need to do if none of the above works.

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