1991 terramite t5c mini excavator

cycle789

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recently changed some old hoses to new, changed the hydraulic fluid & filter. Back hoe & bucket both work fine BUT now the machine will not move forward or backward. What is the problem with it anyone give some advice please? Need it up & running asap. Especially after all the work to change the old hoses & now it wont move.....Ugh!!!!
 

Cvans

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Can you find and owners or service manual for it. I suspect that you have an air lock somewhere if it was working fine before being serviced. Are you sure all of your fluid levels are where they should be?
 

Cat385B

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Prop the machine in the air (stabilizers and buckets down) and try to get it moving that way. The air should purge itself
 

Cvans

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Prop the machine in the air (stabilizers and buckets down) and try to get it moving that way. The air should purge itself
Excellent idea that I wouldn't have thought of. Can tell you've been around heavy machinery.
 

KennyP

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Page 7 of the manual I posted shows how the tractor should be set up to check fluid level. What fluid did you use? Manual says to use API SF/CD 15W40.
 

Cvans

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We are waiting to hear how you turned out with this problem. Make any progress?
 
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