Ok.... last week, I went to start my Jd and it sounded like the starter wasn't engaging and then got the dead battery ( ticking) sound.... turned key off, tried again... it engaged, spun slow, but started and mowed with no issues.
Forward to today... crazy week equals..... I forgot about the starting issue.... went to crank it.... ticking sound.... but then it started to spin the motor and wouldn't fire.
I know it's not good to jump them, but had to get this done...and will admit it's not the first time I have done it... usually hook it up and fires instantly..... again... cranked fast, but no fire.
I had an oil change kit sitting Round, so I changed the fuel filter because it didn't look like it was filling... even blew so air back thru the line to the tank... hooked up the filter... cranked it and the filter filled up. Thought maybe the cylinders were flooded
Due to the cranking... took out the old plugs and put in new. They weren't wet or anything out of ordinary. Same result.... then I pulled the line off the fuel pump to see if it was coming out.... yup..cranked it and shot fuel a few feet thru the air... pump works....
Seems like no spark... so, as a last resort, I went old school... pulled a plug and grounded it to the block while still connected to the wire..... no spark
What can I test/ check now? Any ideas on what it could be.