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Crawlers, Dozers, Loaders & Backhoes Discussion Forum

Re: CAt 246 skid steer wont start

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NCWayne

02-24-2013 21:57:12
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Tried helping a guy out on some electrical problems he was having with a similar CAT skidsteer. I didn't have a manual either because it was priced way to high for the guy to want to buy it, and too high for me to buy it just to work on his machine. I did have something of a schematic he had come up with. From what I could tell nearly everything goes through the computer, so even if the switches are all working, the computer can still stop things from working if it's bad. Unfortunately the only way to know for sure is to have all the proper (((EXPENSIVE)))) goodies to check it.

Wish I could help more, but I think that's the one of the reasons behind all of the new complicated, computerized crap,to keep independs out of the look and force you have to call the dealership, and pay inflated labor rates (on work often performed by young guys with little experience beyond a factory school) to continue learning, and using your machine to do it....

Of course that's just my opinion based on being one of the independents and having talked to quite a few customers who don't call a dealership anymore unless I tell them I don't have the proper tools, know of no one that does, and there is absolutely no other way........

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