In this video I swap out the starter on my 2013 John Deere 5055E that has a failed solenoid. This thing has cranked over slow for a few years and now it's time to fix it right.
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99 thoughts on “John deere 5055e starter replacement”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Russell Hltn says:

    Of course it started at the beginning of the video. That's because you wanted to show us the problem.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Captain Morgan says:

    Sounds much better from the beginning of the vid

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nope NottaLib says:

    Nothing runs like a deer! ………….. Or ………….. A deer doesn't run at all after it's been munching on Mr. O's corn.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jay Stevens says:

    Don't have children but I do have family and family friends that like to use my tools and either not put them back, leave them out in the rain, break them and not say shit or straight up take them…. No clue how much i have paid to replace the tools.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ironnerd says:

    Ok, got a weird thing. I have been subscribed for a long time. Just noticed that I am not subscribed. Youtube is doing tricks again.

    Anyways, great video.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Cody-JRT says:

    That tractor is so clean.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Duane Ausbourne says:

    You have children and whatever you are looking for is in the lawn. Somewhere.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Z Ack says:

    Jeez hes got time to grow a whole damn corny field too?!? Fuk sake man.. and hes got what 3 littlins running around doing their stinky teenager stuff.. dont see how somebody can have the energy without a good supply of go juice.. and itd take a little bit of go juice to keep flippin that flop…

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Channel says:

    There's a dog and a tractor and it's in NY I was confused if this was a Camarata video on the wrong channel

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Daniel says:

    Good to see a little variety… and some of the homestead. Good stuff!!

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steve Botnick says:

    You're a vegetarian once removed. Steak salads FTW.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Cheepchipsable says:

    That's a well calibrated torque wrench there – available from your online store no doubt, but I'm sure they sell out fast due to their exceedingly low price point.

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars l wilton says:

    A couple cents of baking soda dissolved in a little water will make that battery corrosion disappear in a couple of minutes. Just rinse the thing off with clean water, and if you are fancy put some grease or patented battery terminal protector on afterward.

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jon Miner says:

    Hi, Mr. O. Turning corn into meat is a good trick. Don't forget to share that! Thanks for sharing! Stay Healthy!

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bruce Dennis says:

    This video was so useful and well done. I have a 2016 5055E and my starter finally crapped out. Sounded like yours when you started it before you changed it. Again very well done with no camera jiggle and audio was good as well. Very clear. Thanks

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Paul Gleeson says:

    Can you have the same starter problem with a car?? It sounds alot like what my car is doing

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars gungadin70 says:

    Beautiful dogs Mr.O , I also had a sheperd mix named Sheba. Love em like family.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 2491kridge says:

    My first experience of someone jumping a starter, when I first started at a shop as a oil lube tech way back when, a tech had a truck in his bay, an early 90’s F150 and the shifter was messed up and the car was in reverse, him and a manager were doing something on the car and I remember the manger saying “here just give me a screwdriver”, well he jumped the starter and immediately the tires squealed and the car shot backwards out the bay, the two of them tried hanging onto the bumper with utter failure, one of the other guys chased it out of the shop and tried reaching through the window and failed, the trucked ended up smashing right into the front bumper of the tech that was working on it who had his truck parked out back. Definitely gave me an early experience of making sure you know damn well what you’re doing and don’t get sloppy lol

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Scott Hill says:

    Have you ever found yourself making the torque wrench click, click sound on anything like the tooth paste cap.

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars LivNowPayL8r says:

    I’m surprised you can make a DIY repair on a John Deere without a visit from a “factory trained” technician!

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars x x says:

    Mmmm corn fed venison. Finer things my friend. Finer things.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars DouglasH says:

    Hi ERICOFARMER, and the lovely Mrs. O. I worked on forklifts for a while and the had alot of electrical parts that were the same as GM and some Fords but I couldn't believe how much more expensive (mark up) they are (rip off).

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lucky Baldwin says:

    Electrolyte level low; acid concentration goes up; crusties form to lower the concentration. I'd check the electrolyte levels in the cells before a plate gets exposed and the battery's junk.

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars DouglasH says:

    You are crazy aaaaaaaaaand you have children!

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars paul ellis says:

    i have rules about being in seat before starting ford 8 n ran over both my legs

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars smcliffhanger492 says:

    Given JD's right to repair stance, I'm surprised you can repair it. lol

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars DouglasH says:

    Hi ERICOFARMER and the lovely Mrs. O , pretty well rounded aren't ya. They are all vehicles right! It's good to do something to make your brain change up every once in a while. I've always thought that auto mechanics are the most well rounded. It's the hands thing I believe ! Great channel Os!

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jason Marks says:

    mechanics cars are like contractors houses.
    touché.

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars tctwg1 says:

    I see NAPA filters and battery. Bastards still not a sponsor 😡

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars dbinok says:

    I noticed that the JD battery hold down is the same dippy setup I have on my 24 year old Cub Cadet. I never liked that hold down arrangement because it always looks like it could slip and short the battery. I eventually replaced my hold down with a piece of 1×2 board and some threaded rod to pull down instead of from the side.

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Daniel Butler says:

    When you mentioned the 4 volt drop across the solenoid and the symptoms of it sometimes taking several tries before the starter would work my mind went back to my 72 Olds Cutlass. About a month after I got it I started having the old hard start issue with the starter not cranking until you tried it 2 or 3 times. When I went to take it off to fix it I saw the nightmare that was going to happen if I started taking the exhaust pipe off so I could get the starter out of the tight spot it was in. So I tried the old take the battery cable off, loosen the back nut on the battery bolt on the solenoid and rotate it half a turn, then put it back together. It worked. I never had another problem out of that starter. After the car was hit in two separate accidents and totaled, I pulled the engine and transmission to put in a 67 Ford pickup. My concern about pulling the exhaust pipe was confirmed but having the engine out made getting the broken studs out much easier. That 350 Rocket engine made that pickup a nightmare to drive. The only person who never had any problem driving it was my very petite wife. I had it turn around in the road a few times unintentionally before I got the hang of driving it and one guy at a tire shop nearly ran through the shop with it. If you didn't know what it would do it would take off like a bat out of well you know what I mean.

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Scott Brooks says:

    Wrenching in a white shirt….brave man!

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Neil Kratzer says:

    Like your safety device for the loader lol

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chris Bentley Walking and Rambling says:

    Car Repair Shop and a Farm. I've seen you slip and slide around in the vehicle but thought it was random land. Nice piece of property there Mr O. Loving that the Deer and feeding themselves and feeding you. You could do with an at Home Channel like Ray with everything you got going on at the Homestead especially with hunting season and off roading. But then again when would you get some down time just to relax or are you on the go every working hour? You have such a way of explaining and are entertaining to watch. One extra thing I get from the channel which is a biggy for me is an understanding of how and why things fail and how you replace them. This gives me a bit more knowledge when I book in for a repair. Thanks for sharing Mr O.

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rolf says:

    Outdoor Eric O, blowing dusty nuts. I want moar. How about a revival?

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ivan Olsen says:

    not quite as high as an elephant's eye

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joseph Dunton says:

    Awesome quote: "Either I'm going crazy, or I have children…!"

    😄

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 2DogsVlogs says:

    Did you wash it afterwards. It's a bit dirty and needs a good detail and ceramic coating. Only kidding LOL. Aww we got too see your husky. Mine is snoozing as she went on a really big hike and has the biggest smile. Looks like an nice easy engine to work on.

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tech Guy says:

    Which Deer do you mean John Deer or Deer animal? LOL 🦌or🚜? Nice video, I also enjoy seeing you work on the home projects. Maybe it is that you are more relaxed not sure. It must be fun to have that much land at times. I am sure having that much land has downsides also. Great show of preventative maintenance. May God bless you and your family!!! Thanks for doing all of these videos. I like your methods you take to remove rusted fasteners. I am taking notes for the day I will need to work on those suspension bolts here in the northern areas. Do you remove the brake pad pins on your Tundra once a year and wire brush them to keep them freed up? I ask because I just replaced both front calipers this year. Thank YOU very much!!!!!

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars I.T. J says:

    Loved the video. Glad to see a little change up from the norm. How about a tour of your property? How much land do you have?

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dan's Learning Curve says:

    How many hours on the tractor and it needs a starter?

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dan's Learning Curve says:

    Yes, probably going crazy!
    Yes, you have children!

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bruce Rogers says:

    That looks like the same dipstick that John Deere has been using since the early 70,s on the 20 series utility tractors like a 1520 or 2030 just to list a few

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Litscher says:

    No brake cleaner? No Fluid Film? What the hell channel is this?

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nicholas Perna says:

    I love the loader safety lockout on the house….smooth move! Nice work as always.

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Thomas Tommy says:

    Wow, You have a beautiful farm. I guess the deer love you, lol. Awesome great video thanks for sharing. It was a pleasant change to watch you work on the John Deer. I always hit the like button. Sometimes I don't comment but I'm always watching your videos and hitting the like button. Stay well & safe my friend.