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Discussion in 'Support' started by KMSEXC, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. KMSEXC

    KMSEXC Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the post

    what do you guys know about painting equipment I am starting the cleaning process , by power washing then im trying to get paint #s tough to match paint any ideas to get the correct colors its a linkbelt
     
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    i have found if its a slow shift from fwd to reverse after warm up thats the first signs of clutch packs getting wear on them. when the oil is cold fills up the space faster but once warm fluid thins out takes longer to fill and activate the clutch packs. you usuallly find this on the fwd reverse clutch packs before any other. the bad part of this deal is. the whole cab has to come off to get the transmission out. You have the choice get it fixed as soon as the time allows or wait till it starts slipping and maybe costing you even more money. your probably looking at total reseal of compelete transmission and set of clutches for fwd and reverse.
     
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    KMSEXC Well-Known Member

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    How much Time

    How much time do you think i good get out of it , how much cost for repairs , Thank you for your Knowlegde KMSEXC
     
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    superwrench0166 Well-Known Member

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    i could not gauge time left without knowing the operator and the machines workload. this usually deteriorates faster as time goes by. price i am not good at i just a head mechanic for a private contractor here. i would say a couple thousand in parts labor will eat you up as much if not more.
     
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    KMSEXC Well-Known Member

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    Thank you

    Thanks for the help I think ill wait until it stops then make my decision on what to do with i,t machine is in decent shape ill just have to go easy on it make it last
     
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    if you havent allready service the trans make sure you use trans oil cut open the filter and check the strainer.
     
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    strainer

    what am i looking for , I Noticed the oil getting milky in color i change oil every year
     
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    milky is usually from water mixing other wise its getting air in it. i would probably be more inclined to bet its a water issue. just unusual.
     
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    water mixing

    Ya thats what i was thinking but how is water getting in i think maybe air could be problem maybe ill take oil sample take it to get analyzed
     
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    check make sure someone hasnt accidently poured some in a bucked laying out sometimes water will get in oil. i have seen a plugged vent also cause that in cold doesnt build up enough pressure to blow anything but will cause alot of condensation. and that could be all it is condensation not getting hot enough to cook it off. worse is the radiator to cooler is leaking but usually the oil will transfer to the water there.
     
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    i should check radiator out

    Thanks super wrench for your input ill look into it some more hopfully its minor athough i think its going to be big job where would you start
     
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    is it getting worse. i would get me some thing to drain into after it has sat for some time. when you pull the plug the water should come out first. i would try draining as much of the water out as possible. that will tell you if it is for sure water or air. are you having to add coolant.
     
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    water in tranny

    Not getting worse at the moment , Ive change oil three months ago didnt see any water at first when draining , how would air cause it to turn milky color , know as im writing it looks more like an air mixture than water
     
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    if your transmission pump is going bad. it will start to draw air and mix it with the oil. you end up with a frothy mixture almost like oil and water mixed. it will settle out after sitting. difference is if you drain some out after it settles you will get pure oil right from the start if its water oil mixed you will get water first.
     
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    sounds like my problem

    Can i get to pump with out removing cab, How Big is this job , Thanks much appreciated
     
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    yes you can get to the pump lil bit difficult. first you have to be sure thats what it is.
     
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    KMSEXC Well-Known Member

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    I think your on to the problem

    i don't think its water more like air But machine doesn't slip when engaged its has good power theres just that pause when shifting from forward to reverse doesn't start doing this until warmed up how would pump effect this or air
     
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    you need to check if its milky before you start it after sitting. if it is aireating the fluid then yes that could possibly cause some of yoru problems just like air in brakes makes it squishy. lol and yes i know i cant spell well. english never my good subject.
     
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    KMSEXC Well-Known Member

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    mine niether

    I'm an operator slash laborer slash mechanic slash owner i don't have the time to practice my spelling also but thank you very much go to the abc on the upper right hand corner for spelling corrections KMSEXC
     
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    lol ok i think at this point before i take you in a wrong direction telling you to pull or not pull the pump. i think i want to look in the manual make sure i am remembering that system corectly. i work on so many diff brand and models sometimes i can get crossed up. If we dont find any decent help here soon i may need to find me a new body.