The fluid in not milky the fluid and filter were changed maybe three seasons ago. the indicator light in not on, however i don't know if it is operational or not. the fluid and filter have maybe 300 hrs on them. The lift quit allof a sudden, one round it was working properly the next round it would not work at all.
Thanks for any info you have, I just hate to tear into it blind. My dad bought this tractor new and the lift system has never been worked on. The only time I know of the lift cap being off was to replace some transmission bearings about 15 years ago.