John Deere 318 User Manual
REMOVE AND INSTALL HYDRAULIC
CONTROL VALVE—316 AND 318
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.
NOTE: Removal and installation procedures for later
models may vary slightly.
1. Remove ten cap screws (C) and belly screen (B).
2. Disconnect suction hose (A) to drain transmission oil.
Approximate capacity is 4.7 L (5 U.S. qt).
3. Remove hydraulic filter.
4. On 316; Remove fender deck.
5. On 316; Remove both engine side panels, battery,
battery base and left-hand side pedestal panel.
6. Disconnect hydraulic lines from control valve.
Hydraulic Control Valve/Remove and Install
316, 318 & 420 Lawn and Garden Tractors