Deere 318 wont start - not getting gas to carb.
Posted June 25, 2011 - 11:18 AM
Have my parents 318 john deere garden tractor......won't start!
no fuel getting to carb.
Have been looking for a manual - to show me how the gas line is routed - to determine if there is a leak somewhere.
Does anyone have a clue?
Posted June 25, 2011 - 11:38 AM
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- Texas Deere and Horse said thank you
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Posted May 09, 2016 - 06:43 PM
After spending $115.00 for a new fuel pump I found out that all I needed was a $1.50 hose on the inside of my tank. The hose had completely rotted away from the fitting. This 31 year old tractor was probably ready for a new pump anyways since it does seem to start quicker now. If you blow air through the line that goes back to the tank (disconnected from the inlet side of the pump) and you do not hear a bubbling sound, then you have either ran out of fuel or your inlet hose from the tank has cracked and fallen off. Just remember to remove the tank and get the old line out so you can reconnect the screen to the new hose. Just 4 bolts is all that needs to be removed on the top deck (with seat) in order to access the fuel tank (it is heavy though?). After you remove the grommets for the fittings the tank will slide straight up from there. Remember which fitting is for the reserve and which is for the main fuel. The reserve sits in a lower recessed area of the tank and is a short steel line with a 90 deg. bend. Hope this will help anyone before they spend the big bucks for parts they may not need.