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873 Bobcat overheating

Discussion in 'Skid Steers' started by Moaks, Jul 26, 2014.

  1. Moaks

    Moaks New Member

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    Hey guys.
    I'm new to this
    My Bobcat runs for about 15 minutes and then gets to the point of shut down because of overheating.
    Any suggestions on where I should start troubleshooting?
     
  2. tcachee

    tcachee Member

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    Check the radiator, water pump and hoses for leaks. If not, test the thermostat (take it out and put it in boiling water to see if it opens). A simple problem with the radiator cap can also cause a cooling system to boil coolant and be therefore ineffective.
     
  3. crewchief888

    crewchief888 Senior Member

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    873 has an oil cooled engine.......:eek:


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  4. crewchief888

    crewchief888 Senior Member

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    is the fan blowing air?
    if not, with the engine OFF remove the access panel on the left side of the machine. cooling fan drive belt is right in front of you. spring loaded tensioner may be stuck, or the belt may be off completely


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  5. bigsmoke

    bigsmoke Active Member

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    Check your engine oil level also. If there isn't enough oil to get up to the cooler, it won't cool the engine.