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Experience:  Field service technician for CAT 19 years.
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563 cp cat roller steering is weak when moving and will not

Customer Question

563 cp cat roller steering is weak when moving and will not work when sitting steal steering wheel will turn with force but roller will not turn
JA: What is the complete model and serial number of your machine?
Customer: 563cp s# *****
JA: Are you fixing this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes changed the steering valve but no better when u turn the wheel u can hear the engine change tone as if pump is working
JA: Anything else you want the construction mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Construction and Road Equipment
Expert:  catmastertech replied 1 year ago.


The first thing to check is the all the steering pivot and cylinder joints. Verify they are free and have been greased. If they are seized, the machine will not turn.

Next test the pressure of the pump. If you have a push blade, this uses the same pump. If the blade is working correctly, the pump is ok.

Next step would be to check the relief and priority valve. Remove it and inspect it for sticking valves or debris plugging orifices.

See attached file for more details.