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580 ck torque converter

Discussion in 'Tractor/Loader/Backhoes' started by Tunneldigger, Nov 17, 2022.

  1. Tunneldigger

    Tunneldigger Well-Known Member

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    I have a friend that has a 580 ck backhoe. He is wanting to get it running as it will not move. I said it probably is a torque converter. How hard is it to change and what is parts availability?
     
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    Not bad took me 4.5 hrs. ( I'm not a mechanic ) might as well put in a new pump as well while it's apart .Need a micromotor when bolting up the torch to get it within 4 or 5 thou.
     
  3. Tinkerer

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    Parts shouldn't be a problem.
    Do you need the service manual ?
    If you do need it, be specific as to which model 580 it is.
     
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    what's the trans pressure gauge say? there is a disconnector on the clutch pedal possibly that could be stuck, check the trans fluid under the steering column.
     
  5. joe--h

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    I have a friend that has a 580 ck backhoe. He is wanting to get it running as it will not move.

    Dos this mean won't run, won't start? Out of fuel, needs battery charged?

    I said it probably is a torque converter.

    Why do you think it needs a torque convertor? Random guess?

    Need a whole lot more info before random expensive guess parts throwing.

    Joe H
     
  6. Tunneldigger

    Tunneldigger Well-Known Member

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    Runs, hydraulics work, won't move.
     
  7. mitch504

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    There is a lot more likely than a torque converter to cause this.
     
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