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1957/1958 Ford Dexter Diesel Tractor

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Joe Bishop

10-03-2011 15:21:55

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I have a 1957/1958 Ford Dexter Diesel Tractor, 3 cylinder. My problem: the RPM goes up and down when running. I have changed the fuel filter, bled fuel lines of air and is still runs up and down. What do I need to do the correct the problem?

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Mikethe FordGuy

10-14-2011 06:44:22

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 Re: 1957/1958 Ford Dexter Diesel Tractor in reply to Joe Bishop, 10-03-2011 15:21:55  
Your vacuum govenor needs rebuilding. There is a rubber diaphram on the right end of the injector pump inside of the casting that has a vacuum line running to it. Also there is a linkage inside that could have worn pins. Good luck.

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The Swanndri Guy

10-03-2011 23:15:41

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 Re: 1957/1958 Ford Dexter Diesel Tractor in reply to Joe Bishop, 10-03-2011 15:21:55  
Sounds like a pneumatic governor problem, check out the "Dexta Forum" on the Fordson Tractor Pages (

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