Remove and install steering cylinder – John Deere 318 User Manual
REMOVE AND INSTALL STEERING
CAUTION: Escaping fluid under pressure can
penetrate the skin causing serious injury.
Avoid the hazard by relieving pressure before
disconnecting hydraulic or other lines. Tighten
all connections before applying pressure.
Search for leaks with a piece of cardboard.
Protect hands and body from high pressure
If an accident occurs, see a doctor
immediately. Any fluid injected into the skin
must be surgically removed within a few hours
or gangrene may result. Doctors unfamiliar
with this type of injury should reference a
knowledgeable medical source. Such
information is available from Deere & Company
Medical Department in Moline, Illinois, U.S.A.
1. Disconnect hydraulic hoses at lines (A).
Early Model Shown
2. Support cylinder and remove cotter pins (B), if
equipped, nuts (C) and bolts (D).
3. Remove steering cylinder (E).
B—Cotter Pins (if equipped)
C—Nuts (Early Models)
NOTE: Cylinder is not repairable. If defective, replace
—Lock Nuts (Later Models)
4. Installation is done in the reverse order of removal.
• Tighten nuts (C) to 163 N·m (120 lb-ft).
• Bleed the hydraulic system. (See procedure in Section
270, Group 20.)
Steering—318 and 420/Steering Cylinder
316, 318 & 420 Lawn and Garden Tractors