John Deere 5045 hydraulic issues.
How to check Hydraulic fluid level on John Deere tractor
Hydraulic fluid is the lifeblood of your hydraulic system. Having the correct quality and quantity of fluid in your hydraulic system is vital to full lift cylinder action, actuation action, and steering. It also protects hydraulic system components (hydrostatic pumps, charge pump, control valve, and hydraulic pump motors) from damage. We recommend doing a quick check of your fluids daily as part of your pre-start inspection.
JOHN DEERE HYDRAULIC SYSTEM DIAGRAM
A – Sight Glass
B – Hydraulic fluid reservoir cap
INSTRUCTIONS FOR CHECKING THE HYDRAULIC FLUID LEVEL IN A JOHN DEERE TRACTOR BELOW
- Park tractor on level ground with implements lowered.
- Run the engine at approximately 1000 rpm for at least one minute. Stop the engine and wait three minutes for the oil to settle. The oil temperature should be approximately 45° C.
IMPORTANT: Never check the hydraulic fluid level with the tractor running. The engine must be off to get an accurate reading.
- Check the oil level in the sight glass (A). The level should be between the marks on the viewfinder, with the optimum level being just below the upper mark.
- If the oil level is below the lower mark, you will need to add oil.
HOW TO ADD HYDRAULIC FLUID TO A JOHN DEERE TRACTOR
- Remove the hydraulic oil reservoir cap (B) and add John Deere Hy-Gard transmission and hydraulic oil using a clean funnel.
- Add a little oil at a time to avoid overfilling the reservoir.
Some John Deere tractor models differ from one another, so you should refer to your owner’s manual for instructions specific to your machine.