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New hydro pump leaking???

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by razor1, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. razor1

    razor1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,985

    It was just installed (05 Lazer Z) and worked perfectly for about 2 hours and then started losing fluid from the input shaft area. Any ideas?
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,028

    Contact the place you got the pump from and see what they have to say, We know it shouldn't have failed so quick....
  3. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,516

    I hope whoever did the install flushed the system. More than likely a faulty seal and or assembly.
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  4. joesmower

    joesmower LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Put a magnet in the hydo tank to see if there is any metal shavings
  5. razor1

    razor1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,985

    Thanks, it's being sent back to the company for evaluation, so I'll have to let you know. The system was flushed plus new filter and fluid.
  6. razor1

    razor1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,985

    Well we figured it out. The small hydro return hose that goes back to the reservoir had collapsed, causing the pump to build up too much pressure. It's a $15. part. and the tractor's back to work.

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