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Old 04-29-2008, 02:55 PM
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Possible bad pump/wheel motor/Super Mini-Z?

I've fished around but didn't see how i can check this...I need to know how to check a possible bad pump/wheel motor on a February/2005 Super Mini-Z 44" 23HP Kawasaki? The mower has 210 hours on it and has been used for a 2.5 acre residential yard since new. Of course it is out of warranty. The right pump makes a slightly different sound than the left and it does not drive straight. If i had to guess, I would say that the right side is about 10 to 15% less powerful than the left. Is there anything that I can check...some sort of bypass procedure? This is a garage kept nearly new looking mower. There are no leaks and the hydraulic system is full.

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Old 05-01-2008, 01:05 PM
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I received your email and from what I understand you have taken it to a dealer? correct?
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Old 09-22-2012, 11:38 PM
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Same deal here, looking for a DIY test procedure. I called the dealer and of course the want to test it and see which is bad the pump or the motor. Wondering if I can do this myself, I could replace both for what the shop would charge I bet. The wheel motor was $1100 and the pump was $600 there.
 

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