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I have a bobcat 963 and it quit moving. The bucket and arms

Customer Question

I have a bobcat 963 and it quit moving. The bucket and arms work but no forward or backward vehicle motion. The previous owner states the dealer put new belt and hydaulic pump in it within the last 6 months and I've only put 20 hours on it . I have already purchased a mechanic manual on it but I do not know what to check next. When I called the dealer they were no help.
JA: I'm trying to find the right Heavy Equipment Mechanic for you right now. As soon as they are ready, I will let you know.
Customer: Ok
JA: Sometimes things that you think will be really complicated end up being easy to fix. The Heavy Equipment Mechanic I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts.
Customer: Ok
JA: Anything else you want the equipment mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Not really
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Construction and Road Equipment
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 8 months ago.

Have you checked the brake solenoids?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
No but if you tell me how and where they are I will
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
maybe how to disarm them so I can take back to the dealer. This unit just had $8900 in related repairs and I find it odd they won't help get this back to there shop. Go figure
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Hello?
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 8 months ago.

Let me do some research can I get back with you this evening

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 8 months ago.

I dont have a manual on this particular machine I will opt out and let another expert see if they have a manual to better assist does your manual have any sections on the parking brake most of them are located under the cab on a valve bank

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
there is but the manual is not clear on detail
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 8 months ago.

Does it show you where the solenoids are?

Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 8 months ago.

Do you want me to call you?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Ok but what do I do with them? I can Hotwire them, ground them, open circuit? Or what?
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 8 months ago.

Most solenoids need a hot wire and ground to activate it should be grounded to frame already just need to use a hot wire to activate it you should here it click when you hot wire it

Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 8 months ago.

Do you want me to call you or let another expert help you

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Are you going to call me?
Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 8 months ago.

Where you able to find the solenoids?

Expert:  Bradley Martin replied 8 months ago.

You will have to offer the call again the last phone call expired.

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