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Johndeere 317 Not Getting Gas To Carb

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#1 ridezzz OFFLINE  

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Posted April 29, 2013 - 06:45 PM

Any help would be appreciated. Is there a fuel pump or does the gas get suctioned to the carb?

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Posted April 29, 2013 - 09:07 PM

I'm not a John Deere expert However there should be a fuel pump attached to the engine block, Just follow the gas line down to the side of the block It should be a black box approx. 3 inches square with the gas line coming out of it to the Carburator. If the pump is bad then you would need a pump and a gasket where it attaches to the motor.

I would start by checking the fuel filter first.


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Posted April 29, 2013 - 09:52 PM

Plugged fuel line or the fuel pump isn't working correctly. You should be able to check flow through the pump by taking the hose of the outlet side and spinning the engine over to see if it will pump fuel. First, you may want to take off the line at the inlet and see if you are getting flow to the pump. Good luck.

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Posted April 30, 2013 - 01:16 AM

First of all  :welcometogttalk:


Then some questions: is the tank clean, are the tubes ok aso.

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Posted April 30, 2013 - 05:46 AM

Welcome to GTTalk !  Not sure how the 317 fuel line ( lines) are run but  a few years ago the ones on my 318 cracked between the fuel pump and tank and wouldn't run and start right , snd even this year I replaced them all again because they looked so bad and would only run on the fuel lever on reserve , maybe this new gas we are using caused it ? 

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Posted May 02, 2013 - 08:14 AM

thanks everyone for all suggestions. This is a newely restored machine that I just bought.

It has a fuel shut off valve ahead of the fuel pump which I forgot to turn back on when I started it,

then it wouldn't restart.

I'll check all these things suggested here and report back.


Thanks again


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Posted May 07, 2013 - 11:47 AM

ok guys, got the tractor started by starting with a full tank of gas and covering the carb intake with my hand.

set half throttle and pull the manual choke lever to full choke while cranking engine,

oh!, forgot, it was suggested to fill the line from the tank to the fuel pump with gas using a syringe.

I had to play with the choke lever and even prime the carb with gas.


It took 7 or 8 long tries but it finally started.


LOesson learned: dont turn off the in line fuel shutoff valve .


Thanks for all the suggestions,



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