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#1 tweidman OFFLINE  

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Posted June 17, 2016 - 03:32 PM

My MF1020 decided it wanted to make a right turn a couple of days ago and I can't get it to straighten out.
I shut it off and manually turned it straight, but then when you start it, it only wants to steer right.
I took apart the steering control valve and power steering cylinder but I did not see any problems. I put it back together and I still have the same issue.
What the heck is happening....?

Anyone have a clue what is causing this? What should I look for? I have had this apart over a year ago to replace a seal and everything looks the same as I remember from last tkme. The seal I replaced is still fine too.

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Posted June 17, 2016 - 03:40 PM

When my Ford did something similar, it was an adjustment that balanced the sides. A pin had worn. I replaced the pin and adjusted to get it to work but I really need to bush the clevises. Look for worn or bent control pins and rods. Adjust according to your manual. Check the fluid. Good Luck, Rick

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Posted June 17, 2016 - 06:26 PM

No adjustments on this system. Nothing bent or out of place. That's what's so confusing.....

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Posted June 18, 2016 - 12:55 PM

Fixed it today. I'm so happy to have it working again.

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Posted June 18, 2016 - 03:27 PM

Fixed it today. I'm so happy to have it working again.

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Posted June 18, 2016 - 06:21 PM

I bench tested it with air and the cylinder shaft few off my bench. Took the cylinder apart and found out the shaft unscrewed from the end with the seals that moves the shaft (not sure of the technical term for it). Screwed it back together and then re-installed, All good now. A no dollar fix, as far as parts go, but super frustrating. Killed several hours trying to figure it out too.

 

Immediately put the tractor back to work. I can't believe how much I use that thing.


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Posted June 18, 2016 - 06:50 PM

Always nice to be able to fix it without spending any money, and  sometimes things can sure puzzle a person.


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Posted June 19, 2016 - 07:01 AM

Looking at the problem now, the problem makes total sense. The rod could get pushed, but not pulled because it was unscrewed.
Things seem so obvious once they are revealed.

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