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Why is my forklift become...
Why is my forklift become sluggish? Press pedal to the floor and it doesn't want to move and acts like it's running out of fuel
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Heavy Equipment
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6/11/2016
Technician: Bradley Martin,
 replied 2 years ago
Bradley Martin
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Experience: Field Technician at Thompson Tractor Company
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Have you checked the fuel filter?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No. Aeems to work good till it warms up
Technician: Bradley Martin,
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What is the model number of this sellick?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Let me get back to u on that. I'm not sure. Its older 3 WHEEL all hydraulic drive truck mount. Has 4 forks so I believe it came from a concrete block delivery truck
Technician: Bradley Martin,
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Ok I will look and see if I have a manual you might want to check your fuel shutoff solenoid sounds like when it warms up its not holding the rack in the injection pump all the way

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
TMF 553. IS THE MODEL NUMBER OF MY FORKLIFT
Technician: Bradley Martin,
 replied 2 years ago

What kind of engine does it have?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
3 cylinder diesel
Technician: Bradley Martin,
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I would start with the fuel filter inspect it and inspect the fuel filter housing for cracks may be sucking air after engine is warmed up

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Technician: Bradley Martin,
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Any update today?

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