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#1 hunt4wheels OFFLINE  

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Posted October 07, 2011 - 02:12 PM

I have a leaking hydraulic ram on the tilt fuction of my 40 series loader and was wondering if it is something that I may be able to do myself?

Jon

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Posted October 07, 2011 - 03:00 PM

Hi John. You should be able to get it repaired at a local hydraulic shop. The shaft should also be checked to make sure it isn't bent and causing the seals to fail. I've never touched one myself. There are others on here who could give you an idea on how big a job it is.

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Posted October 07, 2011 - 03:12 PM

It's not ,in most cases ,that difficult.But I think if I was you,I would take it to a shop and get it repaired.

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Posted October 07, 2011 - 09:08 PM

a big job true

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Posted October 08, 2011 - 05:52 AM

I purchased the seal kit and it came with the service instructions... I have a backround in auto mechanics and will try it and get back to you guys...

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Posted October 19, 2011 - 03:54 PM

Anxious to hear your progress

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Posted October 24, 2011 - 06:41 AM

I have uploaded the service manuals I recieved. On a scale from 1 to 10 .... 10 being the worst... It was about an 8.
The internal seal that you need to shape like a kidney and put into the cylinder was the worst. There was also a back-up ring that
was very rigid and hard to put on also, but if I had to do it again, I would.

Jon

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Posted October 24, 2011 - 07:29 AM

Glad you got it repaired and did it yourself ! Was that backup ring a hard plastic ? Sometime the instruction will have you put it in warm water to soften it up while it's being put on . Al

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Posted October 25, 2011 - 06:26 AM

It was a hard plastic and it had me soak it in hydraulic oil for awhile... but it was tough.
Just happy to get it done by myself.

Jon




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