I have a 1983 MTD Yardman tractor. I had to broken hose between the front opening on the hydraulic cyclinder and the pump assembly. I put it all back together, refilled the transmission fluid to the correct level on the dipstick. Waited to let the air bubbles rise to the top of the dipstick.
However, no fluid appears to have reached the hydraulic cyclinder. All mechanic parts are working properly. Moving the lift lever results in a few beads of transmission fluid coming out of the pump, but there is no fluid in the cyclinder and none going into the hoses. Can't figure out where it is blocked (if?). If this is a closed system, where did all that fluid go that was put down thru the dipstick?