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I a hydraulic hose on my massey 8480 and my steering wheel

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I chang a hydraulic hose on my massey 8480 and my steering wheel lock up
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Agriculture and Farm Equipment
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 9 months ago.

Hi,let's see if we can work together to get to the root of your problem! will try my best to help!

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 9 months ago.

Plenty of oil in the reservoir? Have yo opened the lie at the power steering cylinder, to see if it may ave air trapped in it?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
sir
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
no air in it
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 9 months ago.

What has locked up? The steering gear at the hand wheel? Could there have been dirt or debris from old hose that got stuck in the steering valve?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Steering wheel we didn't touch the steering hose at all
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 9 months ago.

With tractor OFF, loosen the steering hoses at the hand wheel and see if the steering wheel turns, if it does not turn, valve is stuck.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Ok will ask driver to do that do you think it have to reprogram
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 9 months ago.

I'm thinking like the valve may need to be removed and cleaned!

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
The tractor drove there with no problems with steering wheel
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Are you a massey ferguson mechanic
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 9 months ago.

That is why I thinking debris from old hose.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 9 months ago.

I was New Holland service manager.