We have placed this on our front page because
this is the most important item we sell.
I am offering you a solenoid that fits John Deere tractors
5045D, 5045E, 5055D, 5055E, 5065E, 5075E. For John Deere
starter #RE534939 PC4501....This solenoid is very
difficult to buy elsewhere. John Deere will not sell you a
starter solenoid for these tractors. They want you to buy an
entire starter for $448. There is no cross-reference
information available for these tractors so buying an
aftermarket solenoid is very difficult.
Your tractor will just click most of the time when you try to
start it. You have cleaned and tightened all the battery
connections. 12 volts is arriving at the switching terminal. It
is for sure the solenoid. Check Autozone, Advance, NAPA,
Fisher's, and others. Nobody has any information for the
tractor. Nobody recognizes the starter or solenoid. Often the
tractor has less than 200 hours on it but is out of
warranty. Are you willing to buy a new
complete starter every 200 hours?
I feel it is very unwise and unfair for John Deere
to fail to carry such common repair parts. I believe John
Deere solenoids are defective from the factory because so many
of them are going bad on very new tractors. We have had
customers tell us that they replaced the entire starter with a
new one from John Deere, not once, but TWICE, only to have them
fail AGAIN. The John Deere solenoids seem to only last
about 200 hours. NONE of our solenoids have failed.. We
have over 150 of our solenoids on John Deere tractors across the
The pictures show an original John Deere Bosch solenoid
alongside our aftermarket solenoid. The original has the
orange boot. The boot color on the aftermarket
Notice in the picture that the original solenoid has a
little groove in it's mounting surface. The
aftermarket solenoid does not have that groove. The absence
of the groove does not affect the function at all, but it
did bother one customer, so I am mentioning it. The
small wire on the solenoid uses a spade connector that the
tractor wire does not have. The spade connector is now
supplied with the solenoid. Remember... This solenoid
is NOT made for the John Deere tractor. The John Deere
ones don't last very long.. It is NOT an identical
fit. This is the closest thing you'll find anywhere.
If you buy a complete John Deere starter for $448 I expect
you'll be buying another one in about 200 hours. I
believe we offer the best alternative. I believe we
have the only alternative.
Important directions: Put a little silicone
between the two mounting surfaces to make sure water doesn't
get inside. START all three mounting bolts. TAKE
TURNS tightening the bolts a little at a time.
If you tighten the first bolt completely, the second
one will be hard to start, and the third bolt will be
impossible. Don't try to replace the solenoid without
removing the starter from the tractor.
If you have questions or concerns you can call us