Lawn Tractor Repairs
video synopsis on tractor repairs by: Eric S.
lawn tractor repair
Hey everyone it’s Thursday night after work and as you can see, I have another tractor repair job to do. I’m not sure what the date is. September 8 maybe, somewhere in there but anyway what we got here tonight is the 2005 I believe Murray,
She said she bought a brand new 2005 she cut’s the grass and it runs out of fuel so that’s usually a common problem, I’m thinking flow unit right away but I know it has this goofy electronic valve on the bottom here and I think that causes some of the trouble right there, anyway I’ll get going on that in a second.
Anyway someone’s asked me another day about this Yard Pro tractor. I haven’t had the chance to work on it, I’m so busy doing tractor repair for other people’s stuff I have to take the paying jobs first before I get to play on this. I do have another set of tracks over here that needs to be repaired as well. I’m gonna be cutting them out. They have a little bit bigger tire and a little bit more narrow , these are big truck tires I’m gonna cut the sidewalls as it is and put cleats on it and keepers to keep them on where it needs to be kept on instead of having this mess going on here.
Anyway let’s get to this Murray right now. Its 17 and a half horse. I think it’s a one cylinder by the looks of it. Anyway lets get her going but first things first they have to boost it to start it. They should be puttin’ a battery on it. But anyway no biggie. You can’t say anything coz I do the same thing with mine. Before we do some tractor repair, first things first, let’s get her running and see what she does. Okay, lets see how we can get it going, I was never a big fan of this type of body style but it sure makes it easy to put a booster battery on it, that’s for sure in case you want to drive around the area too its gonna happen here, I’ll take the battery with me.
Let’s see if it shall start. Neutral! Let’s check for spark. You can see the spark on the other side of the boot here. And that won’t do it. You can see the spark plug boot. It’s all rotted off. 2005 there wow! Anyway, that is hot. Remember folks if you wanted to do some tractor repair better to leave it to the pro’s otherwise you might get yourself burned or you might cut your finger off. I don’t think it’s a spark issue. I think it’s a fuel problem. The way it was running out first. Let’s see if we can get it going again.
I’ll get back in it while I just push it to the host. I wonder if that open exhaust pipe has something to do with it. Okay, it seems to be running out of fuel so first thing that I’m gonna do is take the fuel line off here. She said they put a new filter on it. They didn’t change the fuel filter though, they put a new air filter. But it’s got this goofy electric shut off valve on there and that is probably the problem on this but I’m not gonna jump to conclusion. Doing tractor repair requires a lot of learning and actual repair as well so it’s really hard to guess what’s the problem coz it might lead to a lot more damage.
So were gonna put a line off here and see if it runs freely cause they do have enough fuel in it. The vent is plugged in the cap, it’s not gonna fuel anyway, Okay it’s not the vent in the cap. If this wasn’t vented properly, it would suck down and create a vacuum in here so eventually it wouldn’t let it go anymore it would hold it up. It would hold the fuel from going in as fast. I would like to blow through this, so I’m going to take it off here next. Gonna pinch this line off. Okay so I’m gonna pinch the fuel line off here. I’m jut gonna check this fuel filter.
To tell you the truth, I never replaced a fuel filter. I never had a problem with one of these fuel filters and I never placed one on any of my lawnmowers. Okay we got a good flow through the fuel filter so we know it’s not the fuel filter so it’s got to be this, I think this electronic shut off valve. This is where it seems kind of tight. There’s got to be a reason for it because it will go around a little ways and then shut off. It could be also the float level. Sometimes this floats got a hole in it full of gas makes it heavier so it doesn’t rise up as far to let the fuel in. If this works like the other one I have. Its basic carburetor, should work all the same. Let’s see if we can get it unplugged.
Let’s see what comes out of here. There was obviously fuel in there, you can see quite a bit. Dump that out. The way to test it I believe is to put power negative on one side. If that wasn’t working. It wouldn’t let the fuel on the float ball. So I think I can just turn the key on and we should see it function. I might have to ground it out I don’t know. I’m on the on position there and it’s not doing .Ground it out and it doesn’t do anything so that’s probably my problem right there. Let me get the test light out while I check it from there. Now I got a new test light, some of you may have seen this LED.
It’s a great tool for tractor repair. This one is from Mac tools and I have them on sale for nineteen bucks believe it or not. Now this wire here should come live. Should have a green and should have a red when I put the key on, if it doesn’t then we have other problems. Okay, keys on. I have a ground but I don’t have power. So what does that mean? It means that wire right here is messed up. So we have a wiring issue. So let’s go from there. Now, l’m gonna go ahead and watch Roadking’s video. It’s another tractor repair video by the way, you can check it out. He has a video about transistors. I’m gonna go back and check his video so we can fix this wiring issue. Alright, so let me check the connection on this side of the plug then we’ll go from there.
I have power there so that’s good. Now I got power back again so how could that be, could have been a bad connection. Let’s say you don’t want to take this all apart and you’re not sure. You can actually hear it click and feel it if you put your hand on that if it’s working. Okay so right now we’re gonna give her a go, Okay so as you can see right now the lawnmower didn’t quit. So I’m gonna replace that wire and then I’m gonna cut my grass and let’s see what will happen. Done replacing the wire but before I let this one cut the grass I’m gonna do some change oil. Okay guys, I’ve greased her all up.
Only thing that I got to do is to sharpen the blades. Seems to cut really good so I don’t to do anythin’ about it. It seems brand new. I’m gonna test fire it here and see if she starts up. Okay let’s see what happens here. It seems to be working really good. I hope you enjoyed my tractor repair demo. Have a good one.
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