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Hi, my Cat TH83 S/N: 3RN00543, has an intermittent issue with the tilt function. I suspect the push button on the front of the joystick which allows me to control tilt instead of boom extend/retract is bad and not always making a solid connection. Do you happen to know the part number for the push button on the joystick or could it be something else?
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Mechanic: catmastertech, Technician replied 3 years ago
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Hello,

I am not sure that part is available from CAT anymore. I will look and see if it is but, give me a few minutes to find it.

The old version did fail but, I had a few that had bad coils on the valve.

Yes, the old round hand is not available. You must replace it with the molded handle and it does not have a parts breakdown.

With which tilt function are you having trouble?

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Mechanic: catmastertech, Technician replied 3 years ago

I am assuming you mean the tilt button that swaps the extend function.

This is controlled by swapping solenoid controls at a valve near the rear of the engine frame and below the radiator. Its wires are often damaged. Also, the relays below the joystick have been known to fill with rainwater and fail.

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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
it's the button on the front of the joystick that switches between tilt and extend functions. the problem is intermittent, it will occasionally work, but wont switch to the tilt function from time to time. If I play with the button it will usually start working again, I will check the wiring and replace the relays just to rule that out. So if I understand correctly, if the switch it the joystick is bad I will have to purchase a whole new joystick correct?
Mechanic: catmastertech, Technician replied 3 years ago

No, the handle is available separately. You just cannot get the internal parts of the handle.

(###) ###-####CONTROL GP-HANDLE

It should have a roll-pin holding it to the valve lever.

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