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Experience:  17+ yrs. shop and field experience with all major brands of heavy equipment and trucks - 1995 WyoTech graduate.
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287c cat alert light is on level 2. Have no lift arm or

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287c cat alert light is on level 2 . Have no lift arm or tilt. Right joystick have no control. Connect cat communication adapter.
Also use a plug to bypass door switch
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Construction and Road Equipment
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Will a low battery cause a level 2
Expert:  Dan replied 8 months ago.

Hi my name is***** will be glad to try to help. What is your serial number? Also bare with me while I pull these codes.

Expert:  Dan replied 8 months ago.

681- 5 Parking Brake Solenoid : Current Below Normal

Code 110-3 open circuit fault for the coolant temperature sensor

190- 2 Engine Speed Sensor : Erratic, Intermittent, or Incorrect

Expert:  Dan replied 8 months ago.

The other two are for the joystick controls. Click on this link to access the troubleshooting information I put together for you. Let me know


Expert:  Dan replied 8 months ago.

A low/faulty battery or poor ground/connections can cause a lot of problems. Have yours tested and check the wiring harness closely for corrosion or damage.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
On my too buy a new battery will check wiring hardness when I get to the equipment
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Is there anyway to troubleshoot from the joystick
Expert:  Dan replied 8 months ago.

did you open the links I provided you? All this information is in there. See page 30 . You need either Cat ET on a laptop or the digital readout/display panel. Let me know

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
287c cat 2005 doesn't have a digital display window.
I have a cat communication adapter that hook to a lab top. Will not allow me troubleshoot problem. Any other hint
Expert:  Dan replied 8 months ago.
Pump Forward Solenoid *****Pump Reverse Solenoid
Expert:  Dan replied 8 months ago.

Go to the schematic i posted and see G12 or number 35 for the solenoid location. Check the wiring harness and try swapping solenoids to see if the problem moves. Let me know

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