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Re: Cat D3 Steering Problem

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The loud groan I'm referring to is if the track is held still by the brake pedal fully depressed while in gear and a bit of throttle, if the track is partially moving the groaning can be from the brakes also. The noise from the steering clutches doesn't have to be fixed if the machine pulls and brakes properly but will make them wear prematurely as the discs are not fully released. With engine running depress both pedals all the way and hold, then put it in first gear forward with a bit of throttle - if the machine tries to move forward one or both clutches are not fully releasing. If you have to press hard to keep it from moving this is when you may hear the groaning and often feel a bit of vibration coming from the pedal with the slippage. Hook up the pressure gage to that side as I described in the previous email. With engine running push the pedal 10 or more times while watching the gage...it should go to 250 lbs or more when cold and as soon as the pedal comes up all the way it should go back to 0 lbs. If it does every time the steering valve works fine.

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