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Old 10-07-2018, 07:46 PM
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Default D8 final drive leak?

Have a leak going on with the right hand final drive. Or at least I think that's what's going on with it.

What's behind the plate with 4 bolts in the picture?
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Old 10-07-2018, 08:14 PM
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Have a leak going on with the right hand final drive. Or at least I think that's what's going on with it.

What's behind the plate with 4 bolts in the picture?
That plate is your outer axle bearing cover. Probably a blown gasket that is seeping oil.
Get a sharpshooter and clean your tracks. It will make your undercarriage last longer
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That plate is your outer axle bearing cover. Probably a blown gasket that is seeping oil.
Get a sharpshooter and clean your tracks. It will make your undercarriage last longer
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What is a sharpshooter? Pressure washer?
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It's a track cleaning tool. Here is another.

http://www.trackhoe.net/
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It's a track cleaning tool. Here is another.

http://www.trackhoe.net/
It is a trenching shovel. D-handle, blade about 3 to 4 inches wide with a radiused nose.

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Notes from running it today but only because I had to.

If you pull back on the left steering clutch lever it won't turn unless it's running wide open throttle. Even then there's a delay followed by a noticeable groan from the steering clutch/pinion area and when it does finally start turning you better be holding on.

No difference if I push on the brake pedal. In fact sometimes you can feel it pulse or the clutch lever fights back against you.
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Sounds like you need to adjust the steering clutch on the left side. Do you have a shop manual on this dozer?
I mean a real CAT manual not the cheesy I&T ones.
There should be a section on adjusting the steering clutch and turning brake.
The groan and shudder is the brake trying to stop a still engaged (unreleased steering clutch) track.
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Sounds like you need to adjust the steering clutch on the left side. Do you have a shop manual on this dozer?
I mean a real CAT manual not the cheesy I&T ones.
There should be a section on adjusting the steering clutch and turning brake.
The groan and shudder is the brake trying to stop a still engaged (unreleased steering clutch) track.
Dan.
Been having trouble finding one that covers the adjustment to the hydraulically boosted steering clutches and brakes.
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Check ebay for the manual
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Default fin al drive bearing/cat manual

yes,second that,get a CAT manual set for the machine if its yours and you're gonna keep it..mine is a 1970,I picked up a Cat manual set off ebay,big three ring binder with ALL the separate manuals(engine,powertrain,chassis,etc) on the machine..even had the update bulletins too..must have for a machine owner!!
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