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I have a Deere X485, steering has been jerky in the cold…

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I have a John Deere X485, steering has been jerky in the cold weather until it warms up. Now it has quit and my power steering no longer works, and my hydraulic controls to raise or lower the snow blower work doesnt either. Also my front pto quit as well. Checked hydraulic oil, level is up. 400 hours on this unit.

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The hydraulic oil for the lift and the steering come from the transaxle charge pump. It appears that you have lost the flow from the transaxle to the selector valve. Check for damage to the hoses on the charge pump going to the selector valve. Either you have a pinched hose or a valve stuck in th e charge pump area.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Thank you for your reply; I will check the hoses for damage. In the second schematic you sent me what what number on the picture is the suspect valve in the charge pump?
I also will drain the hydraulic oil and install a new filter at this time as well.

Valve will be in the area where the hose comes off, going to the selector valve.

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