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Diagnose Steering System Malfunctions

Symptom Problem Solution


Slow or Hard Steering Air in system Check oil level.
Damaged (bent) steering Check and replace.
lines
Malfunctioning priority Operate circle rotate while
valve steering unit. If steering
effort increases, see your
authorized John Deere
dealer.
Valve binding internally Repair valve.
Binding steering wheel shaft Replace shaft.
Internal leakage in system See your authorized John
Deere dealer.
Worn or malfunctioning See your authorized John
main hydraulic pump (low Deere dealer.
pressure)

Excessive Steering Wheel Leaking steering cylinder See your authorized John
Turns to Steer Unit Deere dealer.
Excessive wear in steering See your authorized John
valve Deere dealer.

Erratic (“Spongy”) Air in system Check oil level. Check for


Steering cavitation in charge system.

Steering Wheel “Locks” Debris in gerotor section Disassemble and inspect.


Up Flush.
Non functioning priority See your authorized John
valve Deere dealer.
Low hydraulic flow See your authorized John
Deere dealer.

Steering Wheel Turns Broken steering column Replace.


Freely But No Wheel shaft
Movement
Splines on shaft disengaged Check and repair.
from steering valve
No oil in steering valve Verify and repair the cause
when starting unit after a of no oil. Operate valve to
repair purge air from system.
Damaged internal steering Replace valve.
valve

Poor Centering of High back pressure in return Remove line, inspect.


Steering Wheel (Wheels line Replace.
Continue to Move After
Steering Wheel is
Stopped)
Debris between spool and See your authorized John
sleeve Deere dealer.
Binding or misalignment in Inspect column and spline
steering column or splined to steering valve
connection connection. Repair.

Steering Wheel Oscillates Parts assembled wrong See your authorized John
or Turns By Itself After (steering valve improperly Deere dealer.
Starting Unit timed)

Steering Wheel Kicks Failed steering valve inlet Replace check valve. See
Back When a Hydraulic check valve your authorized John Deere
Function is Activated dealer.
While Steering

Diagnose Service Brake Malfunctions

Symptom Problem Solution


Poor or No Brakes Worn brake linings Inspect brakes. See your
(Steering and Hydraulic authorized John Deere
System Operation dealer.
Normal)
Brake pressure low See your authorized John
Deere dealer.
Leakage in brake valve See your authorized John
Deere dealer.
Leakage in brake piston Check for an overfilled
seal differential. Remove
differential check plug.
Apply brakes and check for
leakage from check plug.

Aggressive Brakes or Brake valve problem See your authorized John


Brakes Lock Up Deere dealer.

Brakes Drag Brake pedal not returning Check pedal stop


properly adjustment. Inspect pedal
pivots and return spring.
Contamination in boot/shaft See your authorized John
Deere dealer.
Brake valve problem See your authorized John
Deere dealer.
Warped brake disk Replace brakes. See your
authorized John Deere
dealer.
Stuck brake piston See your authorized John
Deere dealer.

Brakes Chatter or Noisy Air in brake system Bleed brakes. See your
authorized John Deere
dealer.
Worn brake linings Inspect brake linings.

Delay in Braking Air in brake system Bleed brakes. See your


authorized John Deere
dealer.