Hydraulic TroubleshootingJanuary 8, 2015
When troubleshooting hydraulics, I have found a common problem encountered is locking cylinders and motors. This is often in one direction only. While the cylinder will operate normally in one direction, it will often seem to lock or jam in the opposite direction. This problem usually occurs when there is quick disconnect couplings in the line. Eg. Plugged into the back of tractor remotes.
The cause is usually a faulty coupling which will work OK in one direction but not in the other.
To fix the problem, install new couplings, or isolate the problem coupling and just replace that one.
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