Looking for some help. Tractor is a 2004 X485. It has been pretty much flawless to date. Today I filled it up with gas and I wasn't sitting on it but the parking brake was engaged. I turned the key, the fuel pump ran and when I turned the key to start the tractor the RIO light came on the tractor made a strong loud single click and nothing. No engine turn over or even an attempt to turn over.
I got on the tractor, released the parking brake, manually pressed on the brake and same thing. Tried this about 3-4 times and nothing. A loud click each time but doesn't attempt to turn over.
I tried again about 20 min later and it fired right up. I figured that was odd and tried it a few more times and she fired right up.
I let the tractor sit about 5 hours and just went to try it. She fired up each time but drew concern since When the key was held to fire it up there was a second delay or so before the starter engaged. Normally she fires right up. There is no delay.
Thoughts? I'm mechanically handy but to a point meaning I do my own tune ups, oil changes etc but that's as far as I get.
The battery is going on it's 3rd winter. It was replaced in Dec 2014 with a John Deere strong box battery from the dealer. I will add that when it goes to start up there is no weak crank like it's a battery issue. She turns over strong.
Thoughts? From what I found online it could be the solenoid but it appears the solenoid isn't an easy swap and you need to remove the starter etc.
Before I call the dealer and have them come get it I figured I would check here and maybe it's something I can fix on my own.
Thanks for the help.