Thanks for the response. I will look into all the items you mentioned. I am going to start to make sure the pump is engaged. I mentioned earlier missing the spring that connected to the throwout arm. It seemed oddly loose when I removed the throwout arm. It could be plugged somewhere as well due to the muddy hydraulic fluid that came out when I firsted drained the hydraulic system. I appreciate the checklist. I will go thru each one before I remove the hyd. pump. Can you let me know what the secrets are to removing the pump without splitting the tractor and what needs to be disconnected?