john deere 425 pto electrical help

jnd425prblmJune 9, 2014

just got a 425 for free and in the process of fixing it. everything is good just needs rear transaxle fluid and the pto wont work. the red light on the ignition module does not come on either does the yellow dash light. i have tested all the sensors. im thinking its somewhere in the electrical because the lights arent turning on. going to get the fluid today but need this fixed asap, please help =(

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justalurker

Since you don't know the history of this 425 you need to srart at square one and that's the battery. Have it load tested and check the connections on both ends of both cables.

Then the fuses and connectors one by one.

Getting the John Deere 425 Technical Manual will be a big help. It will have a detailed schematic and diagrams and troubleshooting procedures for the sub-systems.

    Bookmark   June 9, 2014 at 4:49PM
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jnd425prblm

brand new battery so i dont think thats the case ill check connecters now, i heard the solenoid connectors go bad sometimes. thanks for the quick reply

    Bookmark   June 9, 2014 at 6:15PM
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justalurker

New batteries don't mean good batteries. You'd be surprised how many new batteries are sold that won't pass a load test.

I never buy a battery that I can't see load tested before my eyes and doing that has saved me a lot of time and inconvenience in not having to return new batteries that develop problems.

    Bookmark   June 9, 2014 at 6:57PM
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jnd425prblm

brand new battery so i dont think thats the case ill check connecters now, i heard the solenoid connectors go bad sometimes. thanks for the quick reply

    Bookmark   June 9, 2014 at 7:47PM
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jnd425prblm

the solenoid inst getting power, and im not sure if the connector is or not i couldn't open it and is placed horribly , i checked the switch and it is working. haven't got to the ignition circuit looking for a wiring diagram

    Bookmark   June 9, 2014 at 7:54PM
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