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#1 rickbrown OFFLINE  

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Posted May 15, 2014 - 06:35 PM

My ford lgt 165 started losing speed last year, I changed fluid and filter but it didn't seem to help. Also when I checked to fluid level it was very frothy and flowing out the inspection hole, it was only filled just until it started to run out inspection hole. Now the mowing deck is difficult to raise and lower as if there isnt enough power to move it. Does anyone have any ideas?

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Posted May 15, 2014 - 06:56 PM

:wave: Welcome to the forum! I'm sure someone can get you an answer. I haven't had that happen as yet.


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Posted May 15, 2014 - 07:30 PM

Welcome to GT Talk ! No answer here ,but be patient someone will be along soon. Tom
p.s. As always pics are a great bonus

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Posted May 15, 2014 - 08:22 PM

No answer here either. I have two of them and they work good. But I would change fluid and filter again. Sounds like water in the fluid. Noel

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Posted May 16, 2014 - 04:45 PM

Thanks for the suggestion, I can't see how water could get in but could it be pulling in air somewhere.
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Posted May 16, 2014 - 08:40 PM

Thanks for the suggestion, I can't see how water could get in but could it be pulling in air somewhere.

Actually, that was my thought as well another thought is that the charge pump might be cavitating. water could possibly get in through the vent, or from condensation. Cavitiation would be caused by a plugged inlet forcing the pump to starve.



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Posted May 18, 2014 - 10:21 AM

Would air cause the oil to froth? I think water would but not air. What kind of oil do you have in it?



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Posted May 18, 2014 - 05:52 PM

Its got HY-TRAN ultra hydraulic transmission oil, whatever is going on the volume of fluid seems to increase. I drained the fluid today and then refilled, there is what appears to be a fitting on the hydraulics to raise and lower the deck to bleed air as you would a brake line. This appears to have helped a little. I haven't seen a service manual, if one exists I'd like to see it. Anyways thanks for the help.
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Posted May 18, 2014 - 05:57 PM

Its got HY-TRAN ultra hydraulic transmission oil, whatever is going on the volume of fluid seems to increase. I drained the fluid today and then refilled, there is what appears to be a fitting on the hydraulics to raise and lower the deck to bleed air as you would a brake line. This appears to have helped a little. I haven't seen a service manual, if one exists I'd like to see it. Anyways thanks for the help.

Here's a repair manual!



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Posted May 18, 2014 - 06:03 PM

Thanks a lot Kenny , hopefully I can figure this out.

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Posted May 18, 2014 - 06:13 PM

Thanks a lot Kenny , hopefully I can figure this out.

That is not an issue I have come across, so I can't offer any help at this point. But it does sound like you have a way that air is being sucked into the pump somehow!



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Posted May 18, 2014 - 06:18 PM

hey I'm trying to download manual but I'm not being allowed to any ideas why?



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Posted May 18, 2014 - 06:23 PM

You may need to wait until tomorrow! We limit new members so folks don't raid the manuals!



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Posted May 18, 2014 - 06:27 PM

Ok thanks I'll try  tomorrow



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Posted May 18, 2014 - 10:50 PM

Wish we lived closer as I have one of those hydros setting out here that is going to be taken in for scrap. For that price you could have had it. Worked fine when I took it out. 

As I recall there is a tube or thin return line at the bottom of the hydro unit on the outside. Maybe 5/8" OD. Make sure this hasn't been damaged or flattened so the flow is restricted.

Hope you get it figured out. 






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