MF65 won't start sometimes

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MF65 won't start sometimes

Chris Behrens Sometimes, my MF65 (1960, Perkins diesel) won't start. I can usually disconnect the implement from the PTO and turn it a few times to get it to turn over. Sometimes it requires pulling a few feet, like the transmission needs to move for some reason. The hi-lo shifter is in neutral. The PTO shifter is in neutral. The gear stick is in neutral. The choke is out. It's not working right now. Battery has full charge. No spark going to the engine, though. It worked just fine two days ago. Any ideas?

Is there a webpage somewhere that shows the right side and tells what everything is? Starter, solenoid, etc. Yeah, I know I'm not much of a grease monkey. :-)

Thank you.
Chris Behrens
Clemson, SC

Big Dean Chris does the starter turn but not turning the engine or is it not turning at all. Or is the engine turning over but won't fire. Let me know on these things & I can probably help you I was a Massey Ferguson mechanic for 27 years. my email is
Chris Behrens I ran into an old friend that suggested shorting out the wired that go to the neutral safety switch and that did the trick. I wonder if I really need that switch. As long as I start it with the clutch in, looks like it should be fine.

The motor wouldn't turn over at all. No fire at all. No noise, no needles moving on the gages. Starter wasn't turning either that I know of.

Thanks for the other reply.

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