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Crawlers, Dozers, Loaders & Backhoes Discussion Forum

743b bobcat skidloader wont start

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pinball

06-11-2019 19:16:57




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went to look at a 743b bobcat. missing the bucket ram but otherwise it looks pretty good. started up fine and all hydraulics worked, steering and all worked fine. no leaks or unusual noises. guy delivered it yesterday. started up and unloaded it fine. drove it up by the barn and parked it. went to start it this morning and it wouldn't start. no smoke at all. turned over fine. did notice the fuel gage was reading zero. put 5 gallons of diesel in it. opened the vent on the fuel filter. made sure fuel was coming out it. pumped the bulb couple times and it was hard so I don't think it has any air in it. I am completely new to bobcat. never have owned on so I am wondering if there's something I have to do besides turn the key. I did have the bar all the way down in my lap when I tried to start it. all help appreciated.

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AJ.

06-13-2019 04:00:49




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 Re: 743b bobcat skidloader wont start in reply to pinball, 06-11-2019 19:16:57  
See the electric stop/start solenoid on the pump is working,get a second person to turn the key on and off while you hold your finger tips on the solenoid,if it's working you will feel it jump,if it does not jump check there is power going to it.

AJ



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Roger in Iowa

06-12-2019 09:51:50




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 Re: 743b bobcat skidloader wont start in reply to pinball, 06-11-2019 19:16:57  
Call the previous owner and see what he had to do?



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Jim.ME

06-12-2019 04:59:30




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 Re: 743b bobcat skidloader wont start in reply to pinball, 06-11-2019 19:16:57  
Got to read slower, I skipped right over the turning over fine. With that I agree with MSM.



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MSM

06-12-2019 04:45:53




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 Re: 743b bobcat skidloader wont start in reply to pinball, 06-11-2019 19:16:57  
Kubota engine? If so they have glow plugs. Turn key to left and hold for 10 seconds on a sixty degree day should be enough, longer on a cold day. Once warmed up, should start with out glowing



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Jim.ME

06-11-2019 19:33:59




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 Re: 743b bobcat skidloader wont start in reply to pinball, 06-11-2019 19:16:57  
Seatbelt buckled? Some had interlocks on the set and belt as well, I think.



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pinball

06-12-2019 07:16:35




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 Re: 743b bobcat skidloader wont start in reply to Jim.ME, 06-11-2019 19:33:59  
the glow plugs aren't wired up and it started fine earlier without them. probably 2/3 revolutions and it started FINE. . not getting anything from the discharge of the muffler. acts if its not getting fuel but I don't think theres any air in the filters. thanks



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old

06-12-2019 16:43:35




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 Re: 743b bobcat skidloader wont start in reply to pinball, 06-12-2019 07:16:35  
Maybe the old owner used starting fluid on it and if so and it has been done a lot over the year that can be only way they will start cold. Plus today was a bit on the cool side



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pinball

06-14-2019 13:47:26




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 Re: 743b bobcat skidloader wont start in reply to old, 06-12-2019 16:43:35  
squirt of either started it. next day it started without it. anyone know what the two indicating lights are for on the right side by the gauges.. all gauges work. thanks



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old

06-14-2019 15:03:40




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 Re: 743b bobcat skidloader wont start in reply to pinball, 06-14-2019 13:47:26  
I have a manual for the 751 and I tried to see if it told me what those lights where for. But I did not find that info. One it likely to be for the glow plugs and lights when you hold the switch in the glow plug position and the other is likely to be a charge idiot light



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