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    Default John Deere 2305 Starting and then Stopping Issues

    My JD 2305 has starting issue that is a bit different. When starting, the engine cranks over and starts but then dies out within a few seconds. This has been happening on and off for a couple years. Now I just can't get it started. I used a volt checker and I get 12.8 volts on the battery so it seems to be working, but I haven't replaced it.

    What could be causing it to cut out?

    Patrick

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    Default Re: John Deere 2305 Starting and then Stopping Issues

    Does it still crank? If so, try jumping the battery. Your current battery may be drawing down.
    If it starts, and continues running...probably time for a new battery.
    If it starts but doesn't continue to run, I'd look at the fuel filter as a potential cause.
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    Default Re: John Deere 2305 Starting and then Stopping Issues

    It does start, revs for about 1 second and then never catches and dies out. The fuel filter is clean, well, looks good to me anyway.

    Any other ideas? I've seen other post the same issue, but never see a response on what the issue was to fix it.

    Guess I will have to call service.

    Patrick




    Quote Originally Posted by RoyJackson View Post
    Does it still crank? If so, try jumping the battery. Your current battery may be drawing down.
    If it starts, and continues running...probably time for a new battery.
    If it starts but doesn't continue to run, I'd look at the fuel filter as a potential cause.

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    Default Re: John Deere 2305 Starting and then Stopping Issues

    Quote Originally Posted by husting View Post
    It does start, revs for about 1 second and then never catches and dies out. The fuel filter is clean, well, looks good to me anyway.

    Any other ideas? I've seen other post the same issue, but never see a response on what the issue was to fix it.

    Guess I will have to call service.

    Patrick
    Do your headlights work, by chance?

    Since I don't own a 2305, you'll have to check your manual...especially for any fuses or relays that protect fuel delivery circuits. Your manual should have a trouble shooting section, so I suggest you start there.
    Safety switches should prevent cranking, so It's probably not a safety switch
    Yep, you may have to contact the dealer...
    Roy Jackson

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    Default Re: John Deere 2305 Starting and then Stopping Issues

    Yes, headlights on.

    I'm digging out the manual now and going to go try and figure it out. ) Thanks for the advice.

    Patrick

    Quote Originally Posted by RoyJackson View Post
    Do your headlights work, by chance?

    Since I don't own a 2305, you'll have to check your manual...especially for any fuses or relays that protect fuel delivery circuits. Your manual should have a trouble shooting section, so I suggest you start there.
    Safety switches should prevent cranking, so It's probably not a safety switch
    Yep, you may have to contact the dealer...

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    Default Re: John Deere 2305 Starting and then Stopping Issues

    Could be a problem with the fuel shutoff solenoid. I believe there is a separate circut to energize it for starting and running.

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    Default Re: John Deere 2305 Starting and then Stopping Issues

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    Default Re: John Deere 2305 Starting and then Stopping Issues

    Have you checked your fuel lines for obstruction? Here in N. Florida algae grows in the fuel and will restrict the flow. I've worked on tractors with the symptoms you describe and have found that to be the case.

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    Default Re: John Deere 2305 Starting and then Stopping Issues

    I have the same issue. I had a mobile mechanic come out and he diagnosed it to be a bad fuel shut off solinoid. So I ordered one and it does the same thing. When it is removed from the engine, it runs like new. Something is setting off that solinoid right after it starts. If I hold the ignition switch key to start, it will run for a second or two longer. I believe my problem is the key switch. I hope this might help you.
    Bob

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    Default Re: John Deere 2305 Starting and then Stopping Issues

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