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279c caterpillar skid steer wont move forward. Caterpillar…

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279c caterpillar skid steer...

279c caterpillar skid steer wont move forward

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the complete model and serial number of your machine?

Caterpillar 279c ca*****************3960862

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing this yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes.. Installed new joystick

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the construction mechanic to know before I connect you?

It moves side to side and reverse but wont move forward.

Submitted: 3 years ago.Category: Construction and Road Equipment
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Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 3 years ago
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Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 3 years ago

If you install the new joystick on this machine, it needs to be calibrated using Caterpillar ET diagnostic software. Everything is programmed into the ECM and calibrated. If you did not have your new joystick recalibrated through Caterpillar ET, this is the first thing that you need to have done and then see if you still have a problem. You can't just replace these parts without doing the calibrations or the ECM will not recognize the new joystick. It's a pleasure to help anyway I can.

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