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#1 Closha63 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 14, 2011 - 12:02 PM

Well to start with I am new to the forum. I just purchased my first JD. I found a 316 with new deck and full hydro. front blade. Found no flaws on the body or frame besides that the tail light lens are broken and the light switch and wiring to the front and rear is missing. The gentleman advised me that the front lift cylinder is leaking and that the rear end has a leak somewhere. I will need to find a new lift cylinder and the rear end leak i do believe is a tube for a sight on the trans. fluid. For the trans. fluid I have seen that JD rec. to use a low viscosity fluid, if you completely drain the fluid can I use a ATF fluid? Also can anyone help me with repair info and wiring diagram?

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Posted August 14, 2011 - 12:22 PM

Closha63, welcome to the forum.
Glad to have you with us.
I can't help you,but someone should be along after a bit.

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Posted August 14, 2011 - 12:25 PM

:welcometogttalk::nothingtoadd: Someone will be along to help shortly, I'm not a JD guru. But I'm glad you are here asking questions. Hope they get answered soon, but takes a few sometimes.

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Posted August 14, 2011 - 01:14 PM

Welcome! And you can use type F auto trans fluid

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Posted August 14, 2011 - 04:00 PM

Well to start with I am new to the forum. I just purchased my first JD. I found a 316 with new deck and full hydro. front blade. Found no flaws on the body or frame besides that the tail light lens are broken and the light switch and wiring to the front and rear is missing. The gentleman advised me that the front lift cylinder is leaking and that the rear end has a leak somewhere. I will need to find a new lift cylinder and the rear end leak i do believe is a tube for a sight on the trans. fluid. For the trans. fluid I have seen that JD rec. to use a low viscosity fluid, if you completely drain the fluid can I use a ATF fluid? Also can anyone help me with repair info and wiring diagram?


Welcome to the forum. There is a service manual for the 316/318 in the manuals section of this forum. There is a complete wiring diagram in the manual. You can also go to jdparts.com and do a model no. search to get access to the parts diagrams. The lift cylinders are fairly common as used items. You can check JDParts to see if new cylinders are available directly from JD. The front blade is a nice setup with hydraulic angling.

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Posted August 15, 2011 - 06:50 AM

:welcome: to the forum.
Glad you found us, sounds like you are getting the info already.

Is this a rebuildable cyl? On some cylinders, you can repair them pretty reasonably.

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Posted August 15, 2011 - 10:10 AM

:welcome: to the forum.
Glad you found us, sounds like you are getting the info already.

Is this a rebuildable cyl? On some cylinders, you can repair them pretty reasonably.


I think most of them are welded which makes it difficult to repair them. The last time I bought one new (2005) it was about 100$ from JD.

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Posted August 15, 2011 - 10:19 AM

Welcome to GTTalk Closha63.
look like you have your answers.




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