1394 steering fluid change

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Rogeo1983
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1394 steering fluid change

Post by Rogeo1983 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:48 am

Hi All,

I was topping up the steering fluid, and I noticed it was very dirty.

Can anyone give me the simplest way of draining the steering fluid, for replacement?

Many thanks

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1988 1394 4WD manual gearbox

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db2d
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Re: 1394 steering fluid change

Post by db2d » Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:38 pm

Bleed the system until the fluid is clear, but be certain you are using the correct fluid.

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Re: 1394 steering fluid change

Post by DB780 » Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:12 pm

You will need to remove the filter bowl/reservoir to change the oil and filter. It's a bit messy because the oil flows everywhere but if you remove it slowly it's not so bad.

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GeoffDEAL
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Re: 1394 steering fluid change

Post by GeoffDEAL » Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:37 am

Hi just loosen off the hose connections at the steering ram and move the steering wheel from one side to the other if you want to get the last bit out jack up the front axel and manually move the steering from lock to lock with the hose connections still loose or off. Probably a good idea to renew the filter in pump resovire when oil is out. Do it outside where spillage is not an issue. cheers Geoff

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bedwards1966
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Re: 1394 steering fluid change

Post by bedwards1966 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:11 am

I'd certainly be changing the filter, they're a bit of a nuisance which means that it probably won't have been done for twenty years. I've seen them collapse through old age.

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Re: 1394 steering fluid change

Post by Rogeo1983 » Wed May 08, 2019 8:23 pm

Hi all,

Many thanks for your help.

If i slacken off the pipes at the ram, and manually move the wheels from side to side, will this eventually drain the entire system?

Also, replacing the filter, I cant find any reference to this in the workshop manual, can anyone give me a breakdown on how to replace it?

On the parts website, the filter is replaced by a new part number, what are the chances this is available?

Finally, for replacing the fluid, is it ok to to run the pump with the filler plug open, to bleed the system? I assume its not self bleeding like a car.

Thanks again for your help.

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Re: 1394 steering fluid change

Post by GeoffDEAL » Wed May 08, 2019 10:28 pm

Hi as in previous post yes un doing the pipes and operating the steering will drain the system, the filter is in the housing where you fill the oil remove this to get to the filter-- will most likely need a new o ring where it fits on, filters are available from Sparex and other suppliers, system is self bleeding same as a car go from lock to lock on steering then top up fluid ---no need to have plug out as you will only loose fluid.

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Re: 1394 steering fluid change

Post by ollek » Thu May 09, 2019 9:35 am

Rogeo, you need to get yourself a Operator Manual as soon as possible. The manual gives you all the information's you need in order to do maintenance work on your tractor. It also tells you exactly how to operate the different functions. A workshop manual will not deal with maintenance work as these are meant to be performed by the farmer himself. The Workshop Manual is for trained mechanics only. An Operators Manual is a MUST item for all tractor owners. You can find a manual from the following link https://sites.google.com/site/deerebrow ... wn-info-ii

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