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My 2009 New Holland won't even crank over. I've checked the seat safety, and the main fuses. the battery is good. It's like the starter won't even engage. Does anyone have any suggestions as to where I can start to look to fix this? I'm looking to start on the simple to work toward the difficult. I need to get it running so that I can plow my driveway. UGH!!! Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
 
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Hi and welcome from another member. I don't know beans about a 2009 NH, but I would suggest using jumper cables, observing all normal safety precautions when starting, even though you said battery was good. If jumper cables battery to battery doesn't work, on the tractor end put the (assuming negative ground) negative to a good ground and the hot cable to the main power contact of the starter. Works best with 2 people so one can be in drivers seat to turn on the key and once again observing all safety precautions. Good luck
 

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Thank you - will try. If that doesn't work, what would be my next step? And where would I find the main contact point on the starter? lol
 

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PTO is disengaged right? If it has a safety switch for it, won't start if PTO is engaged. Do you get anything at all? Can you hear the fuel pump churning? Lights?
 

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You're in good hands with tractor beam!
Agh.....ha.........ha........ha!

I used to listen to "Car Talk" on the radio. It was funny, they'd get a call about some weird thing that just defied logic and after some squirming in their seats, would reply with something like..... "Doesn't anyone screen these calls" or "Well, that's the end of the show as we're out of time!"

I just hope it's something simple for Newcountry.
 

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PTO is disengaged right? If it has a safety switch for it, won't start if PTO is engaged. Do you get anything at all? Can you hear the fuel pump churning? Lights?
PTO is disengaged. Don't hear the fuel pump, dash lights worked ok....not even a "click" when turning the key..
 

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Start by removing the battery cable connectors and cleaning the terminals and inside of the clamps. Remove the negative connection first, and reconnect it last for safety. If clean terminals and connections do not solve the problem, New Holland has a reputation for failed key switches. Check that to be sure power is reaching the plastic terminal clip on the starter solenoid when the key is switched to the start position - takes someone to actuate the key and another person with a voltmeter lead on the solenoid terminal and another to a clean ground. If it is dead, you likely have a switch problem.

If the battery is good, and you are absolutely certain the 50 amp main fuse is good, try jumpering the starter solenoid to start it.

Make sure tractor is in neutral, brakes locked, then use a heavy gauge wire to jump from the battery cable connector on the starter to the solenoid actuation terminal. This is not a permanent connection, just hold it enough to crank the engine over. The solenoid actuation terminal is the plastic clip type terminal above and behind the battery power lug.

If the engine does not crank, the starter solenoid or starter needs to be rebuilt or replaced.

Here is a pict with the terminals at the bottom:
 

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Just to add a small note to Tractor Beam's suggestion of cleaning the battery terminals. Especially on a tractor of that age make sure you remove, clean and retighten the ground connection on the engine also, not just the battery. Good luck.
 

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Not me B! Someone else, but also, in addition to the ground at chassis, should also check positive at the starter too.
 

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My 2009 New Holland won't even crank over. I've checked the seat safety, and the main fuses. the battery is good. It's like the starter won't even engage. Does anyone have any suggestions as to where I can start to look to fix this? I'm looking to start on the simple to work toward the difficult. I need to get it running so that I can plow my driveway. UGH!!! Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
There's probably a safety switch at the seat, the clutch, and possibly the trans. has to be in neutral.
I'd jump around/bypass all the safety switches one at a time or test them to see if they're
functioning correctly.
 

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You don't say if this is a regular or hydrostat tractor. On my tractor, hydrostat, , I have 3 ranges and the lever has to be between 1 and 2 or 2 and 3 as there are sensors, and it must work (My 1/2 sensor is hit or miss so I always use the 2/3 position). You can develop "dead spots" on the solenoid - every time you start the engine, you get a point burn on the copper disc in the solenoid. I had to remove mine, sand it down with course paper, then it worked for another 8 years before I had to do it again.
 

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It IS a hydrostat. I've reconnected the safety switch under the seat, checked the connection and cables but have yet to jump the battery to the starter. (I'm waiting for a second set of eyes to help with that). I'm hoping to get it going this weekend. I WILL try the level in the 2and 3 position - I've always started it between the 1 and 2 position. It just seems very odd that all of a sudden it refuses to start....but I'll update after I've tried jumping the battery to the starter and checking the solenoid. Thanks! should have another update by Saturday! :)
 
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