John Deere 5065e Problems

Like any other lawn tractor, a John Deere 5065e is no exception when developing issues with its mechanical components due to aging, overuse, or operator error. Sometimes your vehicle also faces problems due to a lack of maintenance or lubrication.

Over 30% of John Deere 5065e owners have recently reported issues with their tractors. In this article, we will take a quick look at the most common John Deere 5065e problems their users have frequently reported.

Here, you will learn the most common issues & their causes but also methods to fix them correctly. It is essential to follow a systematic approach to resolve any issue with your John Deere 5065e to prevent the problem from recurring.

Since finding the root cause of a particular John Deere 5065e issue can also be a challenge, knowing what you should do if you encounter one will keep you ahead. Keep reading on to learn what are the common John Deere 5065e problems that may hold you back while working on your lawn in the future.

John Deere 5065e Problems

John Deere 5065e Clutch Problems

Firstly, I recommend you check for signs of damage on the clutch disc. You will notice difficulty shifting gears if your John Deere 5065e clutch disc is worn out. In this case, it is recommended to replace the clutch permanently.

Sometimes you also encounter John Deere 5065e problems due to cable misadjustment or linkage issues. Adjust or replace the cable if your John Deere 5065e clutch pedal feels loose or sloppy. If these don’t get the problem resolved, adjust the linkage and try again.

Sometimes problems can occur from a worn-out pressure plate that needs replacement. Besides, you may feel the clutch pedal very sloppy if the air is in the clutch system. Do you think the clutch pedal is stiff due to the pre in the It system?

In either case, I recommend you bleed the clutch system. If this doesn’t resolve the issue, check whether the flywheel is surfaced correctly. If your John Deere 5065e flywheel does not occur correctly, you will notice grinding or slipping signs when shifting gears.

It is important to resurface the flywheel and try your John Deere 5065e again. If this doesn’t get your John Deere 5065e clutch problem resolved, take your units to the nearest service center or mechanic Store.

John Deere 5065e Fuel Problems

There can be many causes of fuel problems in John Deere 5065e. Below I am mentioning reasons and solutions for each John Deere 5065e fuel issue you are likely to encounter in the future while operating it in your garden or lawn.


  1. The John Deere 5065e fails to start. 
  2. The John Deere 5065e engine is running poorly. 
  3. John Deere 5065e engine installing a lot.


  1. If the fuel filter is dirty, the engine will fail to start.
  2. If air clogs in the fuel system, you will notice the engine running poorly.
  3. Contaminated fuel like water, dirt, or debris present in it may make the engine stall a lot.
  4. A faulty pump also causes the engine to fail to start or run poorly.
  5. Maybe the fuel injector has gone dirty, causing the engine to be hard to start.
  6. Sometimes John Deere 5065e fuel problems can also be caused due to low fuel pressure.
  7. A faulty fuel pressure regulator may also cause issues with your John Deere 5065e’s fuel system. 


Firstly I recommend you to check what is causing the issue. After knowing what is responsible for the standard John Deere 5065e fuel system issues, you can troubleshoot it immediately and get your John Deere 5065e back smoothly again.

Firstly, replace the fuel filter if it is in bad condition. It is recommended to bleed the fuel system and try starting the engine again. Sometimes the air in the fuel system causes the engine to run. If there is water in the fuel, you must drain/flush it.

Contaminated fuel with water debris or any other contaminant will cause the engine to stall a lot. Low fuel pressure due to a fuel pump failure or dirty fuel injector causes the issue in many cases.

It is essential to keep the fuel injector clean from debris and replace the fuel pump if malfunctioning. Also, check and adjust the fuel pressure according to the operator manual. Sometimes the faulty fuel pressure regulator causes John Deere 5065e fuel issues. In this case, you need to replace the regulator. 

John Deere 5065e Hydraulic Problems

Many users have frequently complained about reduced power or slow response in the hydraulics due to hydraulic issues in their John Deere 5065e. This is usually caused due to air clogging in the hydraulic system.

Firstly, I recommend you bleed the system to remove any air. If this doesn’t get your John Deere 5065e problem resolved, check the oil level and its filter. Both air and fuel filters should be clean & clear from any debris.

The level should be whole up to the full mark. If it is low, refill It. Consider checking the hoses for any leaks and damages. If you notice any signs of damage or wear on any hoses, get them replaced.

Also, check the pump and the valves for signs of cracks, injuries, or wear due to aging or overuse. It is essential to replace the pump and the valve from time to time to keep your John Deere 5065e’s other components and prevent any issues from reoccurring. If the problem persists, check the cylinders for damage signs and replace them as necessary.

John Deere 5065e PTO Problems

Users have also reported a few problems related to its pto mechanism. There can be many causes for this concern. Here are a sign and solution for each John Deere 5065e’s PTO issues. 

  1. If your John Deere 5065e’s PTO switch is slipping, there might be something wrong with the pto clutch. Firstly check for signs of damage or wear due to aging on the grip to replace it as required.
  2. If your John Deere 5065e PTO emits lots of noises when in use, check for worn-out components like the pto shaft that need replacement. If the PTO shaft looks poor, you will need to replace it.
  3. If you experience excessive vibration when PTO fails to engage or disengage, you should check for obstruction in its driveline. Sometimes a restriction in the PTO driveline causes the issue. Therefore, consider cleaning it.
  4. If your John Deere 5065e PTO fails to engage at all, check its gearbox. Sometimes a worn-out or damaged pto gearbox causes the issue. In this case, you need to get it replaced by a technician.
  5. Sometimes you experience a lot of vibration or noise when a John Deere 5065e is in use due to a misadjusted PTO switch. Therefore I recommend you adjust the PTO switch according to the manufacturer’s recommendation or the owner manual to match implementation requirements.

John Deere 5065e Transmission Problems

Cause Solutions
Low transmission oil level If that transmission oil is low, refill it to the full mark using the dipstick.
Worn or damaged transmission gears A worn-out transmission gear will cause difficulty in shifting gears. Ensure to consider replacing the worn-out transmission gear before operating your John Deere 5065e.
Worn or damaged transmission clutch A worn-out transmission clutch will also cause grinding gears or slipping gears. If the transmission clutch looks poor, you should replace it.
Worn or damaged transmission input/output shaft  Sometimes the transmission input shaft gets faulty due to aging or overuse. It is essential to pay attention to regular maintenance and replace the necessary components. In this case, replace the transmission input shaft if repair is impossible. The same goes for the output shaft if it has gone damaged.
Worn or damaged transmission bearings Since transmission bearings are responsible for keeping the moving parts attached and ensuring those are not damaged. If any of the direction feels loose or worn out, get them replaced.

John Deere 5065e Will Not Move.

A John Deere 5065e usually fails to move when there is something wrong with its oil or oil pressure. Make sure there is a sufficient amount of oil that is needed to keep the John Deere 5065e running smoothly. If your vehicle still fails to move, check for oil pressure.

It is essential to address the oil pressure. If the oil pressure is low, consider adding or replacing the oil as required. Sometimes issues can be caused due to a restriction in the fuel or air filter. This will cause the John Deere 5065e to fail to move and lack power when operating.

In this case, I first recommend you clean the filters and replace them if those don’t get issues resolved. According to the manufacturer, cleaning and maintaining your John Deere 5065e after each use is essential.

Sometimes a vehicle fails to move due to a lack of electrical power. This is generally caused due to a dead battery which needs replacement. Other than this, PTO fails to engage fully due to faultiness.

Sometimes transmission problems or brake problems cause the John Deere 5065e not to move. The vehicle will not move if the brake does not work or is very hard to press. Check transmission fluid level and make necessary inspections on its components.

Ensure all of the transmission components, like its gear, clutch, and other parts, are free from signs of wear & damage. In addition, please pay attention to its related detail for signs of wear. If any transmission or brake component is failing or faulty, causing John Deere 5065e not to move, you should replace it.

John Deere 5065e Brake Problems

Few users also report John Deere 5065e problems. Here is what you need to know to troubleshoot any John Deere 5065e break issue. 

  1. Firstly, I recommend you check the brake fluid level and refill it if it is low. The brake pad is sometimes hard to press due to the low brake fluid levels.
  2. Check the brake rotor and pads for signs of damage. If any of those looks are poor, you should replace them.
  3. You may hear a squeaking or grinding noise when braking if the John Deere 5065e shoes are damaged. If this is the case, you should also replace the brake shoes.
  4. If your John Deere 5065e brake pedal is tough to press or feels very stiff, air might be in its system. It is recommended to bleed the brake to remove air from its system.
  5. Sometimes a worn-out brake caliper delivers poor braking performance. If the calipers look bad, you should replace them as well.


I tried my best to give you all the common John Deere 5065e problems that have been frequently seen and reported. Most John Deere 5065e problems you will likely encounter in the future are easy to resolve. If you have prior knowledge in fixing any tractor before, you won’t have any issue replacing any faulty John Deere 5065e component.

However, if you don’t have any previous experience repairing any vehicle, never try disassembling the John Deere 5065e. It is better to call the mechanic, who can help you out by diagnosing the issue and helping you figure out what you should do.

Other than this, Ensure to get your unit to the authorized Service Centre if you fail to troubleshoot it. Since repairing a John Deere 5065e or replacing its component will be very expensive, especially at its official Service Centre, you should try using all the methods given above to troubleshoot any particular issue.

Like any other tractor, the John Deere 5065e is also prone to mechanical failure due to over-using, aging, lack of lubrication & lack of maintenance. Remember that you should consult the John Deere 5065e manual or contact customer service for the resistance if you cannot troubleshoot it.

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