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2011 CAT 297c left joystick won’t work?

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

  1. vladkaza

    vladkaza Member

    Oct 7, 2019
    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!!!

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    Last edited: Dec 10, 2019
  2. Jared Rall

    Jared Rall Member

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