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My Ford 555D has very little power while driving; however,

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My Ford 555D has very little power while driving; however, the hydraulic bucket and hoe are still powerful enough to lift the machine off the ground. I just changed the filters, screens, and the hydraulic fluid. Any ideas? I tested the parking break and the manual breaks, both of them disengage.

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It's a Ford 555D from 1993. Let me go grab the serial number

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Serial number is ***** 555D 18-046 backhoe That's all I've got

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Did you change the fuel filters, and blowback into the tank outlet line from the filter line? Sounds like the engine has enough power to work the hydraulics, but not enough for full horsepower when needed.

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