1. Thank you for visiting HeavyEquipmentForums.com! Our objective is to provide industry professionals a place to gather to exchange questions, answers and ideas. We welcome you to register using the "Register" icon at the top of the page. We'd appreciate any help you can offer in spreading the word of our new site. The more members that join, the bigger resource for all to enjoy. Thank you!
  2. ALL NEW MEMBERS READ THIS FIRST!! Thank you for joining Heavy Equipment Forums! If you are new to forums we communicate with "Threads", please search our threads to see if your topic may have already been answered and if not then click "Post New Thread" in the appropriate forum. This will allow all of our members to see your question and give you the best chance to be answered. After you've made a number of posts you will graduate to Full Member status where you'll see a few more privileges. Following these guidelines will help make this the best resource for heavy equipment on the net. Thanks for joining us and I hope you enjoy your stay!!

2011 CAT 297c left joystick won’t work?

Discussion in 'Skid Steers' started by vladkaza, Oct 10, 2019.

  1. vladkaza

    vladkaza Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2019
    Messages:
    10
    Location:
    SC spartanburg
    Hello y’all,

    I just wanted to post this to finish off this post!!!

    First off thanks to Mark250 for encouraging me and for the tips on how to test the joystick!!
    So i went ahead and switched the 2 pin wires which are the X/Y and exactly that the problem rotated to the other side so my problem is for sure the joystick..
    so now the hunt for a new but used joystick since a new one is 650$ plus calibration and stuff, found a local guy that is parting one out but it was from a different model 2007 287C I believe..
    Mine is a 2012 297C
    So the joystick part numbers were different, but I went ahead and bought it and boom it works perfectly no issue what’s soever, drives straight and turns smoothly. No calibration needed at all!!!

    So I’m 100% certain that you don’t have to calibrate a used joystick!
    If you have a problem don’t be scared to buy a used one.

    Hope this will keep you away from the dealers, bought mine local for 300$ With warranty, and they sell a bunch on eBay!!

    Fixed the problem without Diagnostics or hooking up the ET scanner:) YAY feel proud of myself:).

    Now I have extra 2 buttons but it don’t bother me, I could replace the handle but why should i. Haha.

    Thanks everyone for helping out!!

    I included my original picture of my joystick which is in the RED circle and the yellow circle is the new/used joystick I purchased.

    God bless you all!!!
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Dec 10, 2019
  2. Jared Rall

    Jared Rall Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2020
    Messages:
    12
    Location:
    Willliamsport,PA
    Thanks Vlad. Where did you find a used one? I cant seem to find any except $925 from Cat which seems absurd.