Checking tire pressure, Removing and installing hood, Removing – John Deere la105 User Manual

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Service Miscellaneous - 38


5. Fill fuel tank only to bottom of filler neck.

6. Install fuel tank cap.

Checking Tire Pressure

1. Check tires for damage.

2. Check tire pressure with an accurate gauge.

3. Service tires safely. (See Tire Safety in the SAFETY section.)

4. Check that tires have equal air pressure. Add or remove air, if

5. Refer to side of tire for correct tire inflation pressure.

Removing and Installing Hood


1. Park machine safely. (See Parking Safely in the SAFETY section.)

2. Let engine cool.


3. Open hood.

4. Disconnect wiring harness (A).

5. Lower hood slightly and lift hood from brackets (B).


1. Align hood brackets with tractor brackets and install hood.

2. Connect wiring harness.

3. Close hood.

Cleaning Plastic Surfaces

1. Rinse hood and entire machine with clean water to remove dirt and dust
that may scratch the surface.

2. Wash surface with clean water and a mild liquid automotive washing

3. Dry thoroughly to avoid water spots.

4. Wax the surface with a liquid automotive wax. Use products that
specifically say “contains no abrasives.”

5. Buff applied wax by hand using a clean, soft cloth.

Cleaning and Repairing Metal Surfaces


Follow automotive practices to care for your vehicle painted metal
surfaces. Use a high-quality automotive wax regularly to maintain the
factory look of your vehicle’s painted surfaces.

Repairing Minor Scratches (surface scratch):

1. Clean area to be repaired thoroughly.

2. Use automotive polishing compound to remove surface scratches.

3. Apply wax to entire surface.

Repairing Deep Scratches (bare metal or primer showing):

1. Clean area to be repaired with rubbing alcohol or mineral spirits.

2. Use paint stick with factory-matched colors available from your
authorized dealer to fill scratches. Follow directions included on paint stick
for use and for drying.

3. Smooth out surface using an automotive polishing compound. Do not
use power buffer.

4. Apply wax to surface.

Removing and Installing Front Wheel Assembly


1. Park machine safely. (See Parking Safely in the SAFETY section.)


CAUTION: Avoid injury! Touching hot surfaces can burn

skin. The engine, components, and fluids will be hot if the engine
has been running. Allow the engine to cool before servicing or
working near the engine and components.

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Do not operate machine with hood
open. Hood must be closed for proper engine cooling and



IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Improper care of machine plastic
surfaces can damage that surface:

• Do not wipe plastic surfaces when they are dry. Dry wiping will
result in minor surface scratches.

• Use a soft, clean cloth (bath towel, diaper, automotive mitt).

• Do not use abrasive materials, such as polishing compounds,
on plastic surfaces.

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Do not use a power buffer to remove

IMPORTANT: Avoid damage! Do not use rubbing compound on
painted surfaces.

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