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I had turn open the hydrolic valves to roll my John Deers

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I had turn open the hydrolic valves to roll my John Deers Z425 mower. Now I tightened the valves and the right side will not work
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Customer: My battery was dead, so I had to be able to push it to the charger, so I open the valves to be able to move it manually. Once I charged the battery, I closed the valves, crank the motor to cut grass. The right side isn't steering at all (it's all hydrostatic)
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Z425 shows to have release rod for the transmissions. what valves did you loosen and tighten?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The ones that will allow you to freewheel the machine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
you turn them out to freewheel. The parts list shows two release rods in the rear! No release rods on yours that may have been pulled?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm not following what you are saying. The valve that my finger is on, is designed to be turned counter clockwise one full turn on each side (left & right) . That's what I've done in the past, and never had a problem, only this time
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
1 in the parts list above for Z425 , is what shows to be release rod, one on each transmission. Does not match what you have!
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No, the release valves on on the actual Hydrolic pump directly under the seat
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Like the Z225. I wonder about the deere parts manuals! I guess you have turned it out and in ,just to see if it makes any difference.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have. I actually left the valve open and tried to "bleed" it. I had plenty fluid coming out. Tightened it back up, and still the same...
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Did you remove it from the housing? It may show something. I thought they were needle valves, maybe the needle tip is broken!
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No, I did not completely remove it. I will try that tomorrow. Thanks
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
Let me know what you find.