Kubota - sticky hydrostatic

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by zcases, Sep 5, 2004.

  1. zcases

    zcases LawnSite Member
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    My Kubota FZ2400 hydrostatic transmission acts "sticky" - I have to usually tap the reverse pedal, or the zero turn pedal to get it into neutral. The linkage itself is free though, it seems to be internal. Any hints on what the problem could be, potential cost to repair, etc.?

    Thanks
    Scott
     
  2. fixer67

    fixer67 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,100

    When was the last time you changed the fluid?
     
  3. zcases

    zcases LawnSite Member
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    At 1490 hours (when I purchased it) I went through all fluids. That was only ~40 hours ago. I did not notice the problem when I bought it, but it does seem to be getting worse.

    Thanks
    Scott
     
  4. fixer67

    fixer67 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,100

    You may have air in the system. Jack up the drive wheels off the ground and start the engine. Now move the controls all the way forward and let them run like that for a few minutes. Then pull the controls back to reverse and let them run like that for a few minutes. If you have a lot of air in the system this could take 1/2 an hour or more. You can try it with the hydro release closed (drive mode)and then open( push mode). Then happens sometimes when changing fluids in hydros.
     

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