cub cadet hds 2165 starting & pto problems ?
I have Cub Cadet HDS 2165 Model 136-268-100, SN 330227 tractor with starting and PTO problems and need help in how to diagnose and solve them. Recently the tractor stopped starting with the key switch. I did not have time to properly diagnose the problem and it would start by jumping the positive battery post to the starter, so I continued to use it. The tractor ran fine once it was started. Today I jump started it, but when I went to turn the power take off on there was no response. So my two issues are: it will not start with the key and the power takeoff is not working. What should I do to diagnose the problems and how do I fix them? I know just enough mechanics to be dangerous, but I do follow directions well. Thanks in advance for your help.