I am wanting to re seal the tension arm that adjusts the track tension on my D 5C XL dozer , it seems there is pressure on that coil spring ,so im kind of afraid to take the 4 bolts from the head end of it ..
Make: cat dozer
Hi my name isXXXXX will try to help. You will need to split your track or remove the first few track pads at the idler so you can kick the track off to the side once you loosen your track tension by loosening the relief fitting at your track adjuster and have supported your machine safely off the ground. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsY9NONorW8 . You do not need to desturb the coil spring. This is similar to what you are going after to reseal on your machine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjmDl2G_AEs .You are only resealing the track adjuster piston. Let me know if you need further assistance. Thanks for using JAHeavyEquipmentTech41037.1817982639
ok , i have the track split ,idler and sheild off , so i just pull the fork out of the tube then reseal it on the machine then ?
Yes the piston assembly just pushes on the idler assembly which will slide out of the track frame from the front.
cool , mine seems much different , hopefully after i pull piston out i have room to put seal kit in through the small opening in the way , looks like a tight area to work with .. I will try it ,thanks
Your adjuster assemble should come out once you have gotten your idler assembly out of the way.
thats what has me stumped , its about a 2 ' cylinder thats welded to the head that has direct pressure from the coil , there is no way to pull it out to really get the seals in good because the coil is pushing it against 2 L brackets that keep it in position ,
Unless your coil spring has come apart, there should be no tension on your adjuster piston assembly if you have released the track tension on the adjuster. Could you upload a picture of what parts you are referring to so I can be sure we are on the same page? You can use the paperclip link above to upload your picture.
I think I might know what the confusion is. This is a high sprocket machine?(Your rear sprocket is up above the track frame). If so, then all you need to do is get the front idler forward a bit. Your track adjuster assembly looks just like the one in the you tube video I sent. It is inside the track frame bathed in the oil. You actually remove it through the access hole in the track frame (round cover with 4 bolts).
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