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case 970 wont idle down

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steven in tn

06-19-2013 23:20:53

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i have been tinkering with my 970 i just bought and cant get it to idle down below 1400rpm. the foot pedal sticks when i push it and have to pull it up with my hand. i have sprayed everything i can see but still didnt help the pedal comes back alitte bit on its own now. but even pulling it up with my hand will only go to 1400rmp. and the hand throttle doesnt do much till allmost wide open postion and then it will go up to 2000-2100rpm. anyone have a diagram on how all the linkage and cables run so i will know where to spray all the moving points?

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06-20-2013 18:36:56

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 Re: case 970 wont idle down in reply to steven in tn, 06-19-2013 23:20:53  
I have taken out the front right cab mount bolt, disconnected the linkage under the foot pedal. Then I could put the unit into a vice and loosen the pivot rod that was rusted up. Lot of work but the results are rewarding. That is if the pedal is rusted.


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j hikemper

06-20-2013 04:53:17

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 Re: case 970 wont idle down in reply to steven in tn, 06-19-2013 23:20:53  
sounds like you got a rusty one ,, as mel said operate manually the lever on the pump ,.and see if it will idle back .if rust is problem , while you are spraying joints and pivots , you mite pull shifting beauty cover off and spray all the cables and pivots in there ,, my 1070 was neglected before I found it ,,the pshift was about the only thing that was not stiff ,,, oiled everything up including the horizontal range shifting collar shaft under platform ,, sure helped it a bunch.

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06-20-2013 04:05:10

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 Re: case 970 wont idle down in reply to steven in tn, 06-19-2013 23:20:53  
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Did u disconnect the rod at the pump to see if it idles down then? The pump has a lo idle adjustment that could keep it running to fast if it has been changed, Otherwise, you have the pivots at each end of the throttle shaft and the hand and foot throttle linkage behind the engine and not much more.

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