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A deere 317 skidsteer loader, the drive arms are not

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A john deere 317 skidsteer loader
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Customer: the drive arms are not returning to neutral by themselves the way they should. they move freely when the machine is used just stay where ever you let them go. this seemed to happen after i replaced the starter motor so i had the cab up
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Customer: dont think so
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Construction and Road Equipment
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 1 year ago.

Raise the cab back up and make sure the cables are not in a bind.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
everything seems to move fine. i can push the arm with the tip of my finger...which makes me think nothing is binding..
just stays where i left it
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 1 year ago.

does it seem like the springs or broken?

Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 1 year ago.

does it seem like the springs are broken?

Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 1 year ago.

I found the adjustment procedure try this

Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 1 year ago.

Have you performed the adjustment yet?