My LX277 ( hydrastatic drive ) has a hydraulic fluid leak and I can't figure out where it is at. I was mowing a few weeks ago and the tractor was whining and loosing speed and when I investigated the rear was covered in fluid. I replaced the hose and clamps but the next time I used the tractor it did the same thing. I then removed the tank thinking it had a hole worn in it but it does not. While sitting in my basement ( without the tank on but the hose filled with fluid ) it has dripping slowly. Does anybody hav a idea wehere it is leakin from? Does anybody know how to remove the pedals so I can remove the body? The tractor will not free wheel, does this have anything to do with the low fluid? Thanks, any help is apprecaated.
LX277 Hydraulic Fluid Leak
Posted June 17, 2015 - 04:52 AM
Posted June 17, 2015 - 05:07 AM
Welcome to the forum! Give folks a bit to see your post!
Posted June 17, 2015 - 09:41 AM
Posted June 17, 2015 - 01:35 PM
A few pics of before you cleaned it and after sitting would help me. I don't have any experience with the LX series machines.
Posted July 17, 2015 - 05:47 AM
Posted July 17, 2015 - 04:52 PM
Well I put it back together last week and it has not leaked while parked but when I started it today it still would not free wheel and it barely would reverse although forward was fine, anybody have a theory of what is going on.
Posted August 02, 2015 - 05:04 PM
Well I think I have it figured out. When I looked a little closer I realised the fan that cools the trans is missing all of its blades. I am assuming the fluid is over heating and leaking from the top of the resevoir. I do not know how the blades broke off and I have never found one. I wiil take a picture when I take the body off to replace the fan.
- Trav1s said thank you
Posted August 07, 2015 - 04:18 PM
Posted August 08, 2015 - 12:55 PM
I think you nailed it!