Leaking steering column DB 1210

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gwatts
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Leaking steering column DB 1210

Post by gwatts » Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:16 am

I was plowing today and started noticing oil coming out of the top of my steering column. It just keeps getting worse. Is this a simple seal that can be replaced or is this an indication that the orbital motor is bad? The tractor still steers normally.

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ollek
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Re: Leaking steering column DB 1210

Post by ollek » Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:22 am

The oil is coming from the Orbitrol steering valve. The shaft seal in the Orbitrol is leaking.

gwatts
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Re: Leaking steering column DB 1210

Post by gwatts » Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:34 am

Can that seal be purchased for replacement or is a new valve required?

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Re: Leaking steering column DB 1210

Post by ALANJ » Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:26 am

The seal in question is replaceable,BUT, the procedure requires a special tool to retain the reaction springs during reassembly and another special tool to install the replacement seal.
Moreover the rotor /stator unit MUST be timed as must the dog bone / drive pin unit.Failure to get this timing right will result in the orbitrol turning like a motor upon startup.
The above repair procedure takes approx 1 and 1/2 hours with an experienced technician.
DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS REPAIR WITHOUT THE TOOLS AND NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE.
Therefore suggest you price a replacement new/used replacement orbitrol and cost against the professional repair cost of your current unit .
Hope this helps, AJK.

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Re: Leaking steering column DB 1210

Post by gwatts » Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:59 am

Thanks guys. Sounds like a good plan to just order a complete valve and eliminate the possible pitfalls of trying to replace the seal alone.

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Re: Leaking steering column DB 1210

Post by ALANJ » Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:35 pm

That would be my preferred option. Good luck. AJK.

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Re: Leaking steering column DB 1210

Post by 1952CROPMASTER » Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:33 pm

Hi gwatts; your local CASE/IH Dealer should have the Tool required to install this Seal, I would check with them first,
as Alan3 said It only takes approx 1.5Hr to complete the job,

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Re: Leaking steering column DB 1210

Post by db2d » Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:47 pm

Barcley Williams recondition these units. www.barcleywilliams.co.uk

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