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I have a Cat th63 telehandler fork lift that is hard to

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I have a Cat th63 telehandler fork lift that is hard to start after engine gets hot. It also lacks response from Governor when under load and dies.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Construction and Road Equipment
Expert:  catmastertech replied 2 years ago.

Hello, I am sorry no one could help you earlier. I will be glad to help if you still need it.

Please let me know more about this issue.

Does the engine crank over slow or fast?

Have you tried turning the steering wheel while cranking to see if it will release the hydraulic pump load? (Sometimes a valve can stick and the hydraulic system can overload the starter.)

Have you found debris or algae in the filters or tank?

Did you find any water in the fuel or filters?

How many hours are on this engine?

Do you have visible blow-by out the draft tube or oil fill cap?

Please post the full machine serial number with your reply.