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pc50uu-1 grease fitting for idler wheel

Discussion in 'Compact Excavators' started by thebig450es, Oct 12, 2014.

  1. thebig450es

    thebig450es Well-Known Member

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    The grease fitting for the one track on my pc50 is leaking out from the grease fitting around the ball where you put grease in. So in turn the idler wheel collapses and the track comes off. Any idea on a part number ? Thank you
     
  2. lantraxco

    lantraxco Senior Member

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  3. thebig450es

    thebig450es Well-Known Member

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    Wow thank you for the quick reply. Im hoping this is not a compounding issue, would i need a new york for thw idler wheel?
     

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    lantraxco Senior Member

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    That's kind of ugly, hard to see what you've got there. Did the old one thread out okay? Basically if the threads are good the new one will seat in fine. You might have to put in a Helicoil or thread insert if it's damaged.

    If it was only leaking grease back out of the zerk where you put grease in and not from the area of the threads you should be fine with a new grease valve I think.

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  5. willie59

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    I'm with lantraxco, if it leaks from the ball of the grease valve, you need a new grease valve. If it leaks from the threads of the grease valve, the seat of the cylinder is suspect. I'd try a new grease valve and see what happens. :)
     
  6. lantraxco

    lantraxco Senior Member

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    Hey Willie! About time a real mechanic showed up :waving