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Re: ford 4000 selectospeed steering repair or part out opinions

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larry loy-

04-20-2013 21:37:31
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Sue I am in Dallas----if you want to sell or need parts give me a call--972 978 3460

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sue metz

04-23-2013 16:03:12
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 Re: ford 4000 selectospeed steering repair or part out opinions in reply to larry loy-, 04-20-2013 21:37:31  
I need a steering sector for a ford 4000 HD industrial the mechanic ordered one for a ford 4000 but it was not a HD industrial so NOW the est is $2,300 cause they can only get a new sector for a HD industrial--So if you or anybody has a rebuilt ( if that's possible) Service will not gurantee if I find my own part but will help cut costs



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KCM

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 Re: ford 4000 selectospeed steering repair or part out opini in reply to sue metz, 04-23-2013 16:03:12  
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Why doesn't the mechanic simply rebuild your current steering unit? If it was working fine before the leak, most likely just needs some new seals, which are probably still available from New Holland. Would be a whole lot cheaper than replacing the entire unit. The trouble is most mechanics would rather replace a whole unit rather than tear it apart and fix it.

If he does not want to simply repair it, then maybe time to find a new mechanic. $2,300 is a lot of money for an old tractor, and he should realize that.

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sue metz

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 Re: ford 4000 selectospeed steering repair or part out opini in reply to KCM, 04-25-2013 08:19:22  
They say they can not get parts to rebuild even hard to pull an old part from an old tractor so far tractor not repaired at mercy of the shop



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 Re: ford 4000 selectospeed steering repair or part out opini in reply to sue metz, 05-08-2013 18:03:44  
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From your initial post, sounds like there is just a seal or o-ring that needs replacing, not a total rebuild. Looked on the New Holland parts site and some parts say they are available and some say no longer serviced. I've worked on a lot of tractors, and there is usually a work-around for these cases. O-rings are pretty universal usually, and seals can many times be crossed over to another brand either by using the part number on the seal or by measuring the seal to find something similar. Gaskets can always be made. I agree that parts like these cannot be salvaged from an old steering gear. I truely feel that your mechanic simply does not want to go through the extra work and time to at least try and find parts, and would rather replace the whole unit then spend that time. With this old stuff you sometimes need to improvise.

Can you find another mechanic, or have the steering gear removed and taken to someplace that works on steering systems to have them repair it? I bet it is not a difficult fix and can be done for no more than a tenth of what he wants for a replacement whole unit. It might even just be a $20 seal. If you have mechanical aptitude, the Implement & Tractor service manual goes through the whole overhaul procedure with exploded views to help you make the repairs yourself. I hope you find a solution for a lot less then what your mechanic wants.

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