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  1. My error code chart for 89 series Magnums shows as follows: H3----Open circuit or short to ground of raise coil or raise coil circuit. Failure Mode: HALT Corrective Action: 1. Test wire harness for continuity. 2. Test coil for resistance (6.4 to 6.8 ohms) 3. Replace the control module. The 3 is the last half of the code and will show in the window until it is fixed and the codes are cleared, when it is all working correctly, it should show a 0 in the window. My list doesn't show an F3 code, but I had saved this and it shows: NOTE: If any of the following codes exist, there will be no hitch control. An "F" code flashes alternately with an error code. The “F, 3” code flashing alternately, indicates a failure in the valve raise solenoid circuit. Hope this helps.
  2. It's the dog days of summer already? Man that lake has really turned over, quite nasty. No wonder people rarely see Bigfoot, since he goes boating in areas like that. Lorenzo, did you feed your wild side and swim out and offer him some Jack Link's beef jerky?
  3. If it seems to come from under your right foot when you are sitting in the seat, it could be the spring in the flow divider valve. Mike Links, (Triple R Tractor), and others have talked about a replacement spring that will not make the noise. We have a 5088 that will make that noise sometimes, just haven't replaced the spring yet because I keep forgetting. Here is one link that I quickly found that you can read. https://www.redpowermagazine.com/forums/topic/57488-5088-strange-hydraulic-noise/
  4. Ok, did not have a Dodge NV4500HD apart, so I assumed they put a nut on the countershaft to keep the countershaft fifth gear on. This Chevy NV4500 broke the countershaft snap ring and the 5th gear synchro assembly slid back resulting in no fifth gear. Once I tore it apart to find all the pieces of the snap ring and replaced the snap ring with the one from the Chevy dealer, it was not pulled hard in fifth gear anymore and no more problems. I am surprised the Dodge NV4500HD hasn't had problems with the countershaft snap ring. I looked online to see what the differences in the Chevy NV4500 and the Dodge NV4500HD gear ratios were. What I found out was that starting in 1995 the Chevy and Dodge used the same gear ratios, before that, Chevy NV4500 transmissions had a lower first gear than the Dodge NV4500HD. I suppose they figured the V8 diesel didn't have as much low end torque as the inline six diesel did?
  5. I think I always used Mobil 1 synthetic in my NV4500. The 1992 Chevy used the NV4500 trans and it did not use a nut on the countershaft, it used a snap ring, and the 454 didn't have enough power to hurt it, but a turned up 6.5TD will. I lost fifth gear towing when the snap ring broke, I had to disassemble it to get all the pieces of the snap ring out. Dodge used the NV4500HD which had the nut holding fifth gear on. I was told the Chevy NV4500 and the Dodge NV4500HD used different gear ratios also. I wish the NV5600 six speed would have been available in that 1992 Chevy 6.5TD, really like that transmission in the Cummins powered Dodges.
  6. It has to be electric, like 5488Duke, superIh, and TB5288 said, microswitch or wiring. You have 3 speeds in the speed transmission with a high side and low side on each speed making 6 speeds. You have the low side working on 1 and 3, and the high side working on 6, so all three speeds work plus the high side and the low side work. Your Sentry doesn't know what of the three gears you are in, only if you are in the high side or the low side of any of the three gears. You said your Sentry light is not on and you are switching between the high side and low side by using 1,3, and 6, if there was a problem the Sentry detected on one side or the other, it would stop moving and the Sentry light would illuminate when in the high or low side it did not want to go into. More than likely it is the microswitch if a component failed, but could be a wiring issue such as a broken wire or loose connection close to or at the microswitch.
  7. What the guys above said, but are you 6 to 7 oz of air pressure with no seed in the drum or with the seed pockets filled? We run our cyclos between 8 and 10 ozs with the seed pockets filled. Too much air pressure and it will bounce seed out of the furrow, just need enough to keep the seeds in the pockets. Tie down the seed brush, with soybeans you are not worried about doubles, and use the graphite spray before you mount the drum. They are a great bean planter!
  8. Many GM gas and diesel engines have met their demise because of those crappy aluminum/rubber external oil cooler lines. Have had the line pop out of the engine connector, but like you, caught it in time. Just check your turbo shaft to see if it spins freely. Those line connectors in the block are NPT, so some have put in 90 degree fittings and hose barbs with transmission cooler hose. The fittings on the cooler itself has an o-ring fitting that is unique, so you either flare the aluminum line or change the oil cooler to one that uses NPT. Then you can either use hydraulic hose or transmission oil cooler hose. The OEM replacement lines will work for awhile, but don t be surprised when they start to seep in a short time, very poor design by GM. Also, replace those two engine snap/lock connectors too. I think they were about ten bucks apiece from the Chevy dealer.
  9. Happy Birthday Mike!! That new clutch cable sure works good!
  10. I have been to the Defenders of Freedom air show at the Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue Nebraska. They have had multiple aircraft you can get close to and touch including A10s, very impressive airplanes. What really surprised me was the F18s and others that defied gravity, short takeoffs, straight up flights, would hover nose straight up in the air and rotate, then flop over in standard flight position, and zoom off. I had no idea those jets could move that slow and controlled, even looking like they were frozen in the air, then fly away so fast. They could hover, but thier nose would be straight up, in one spot like a helicopter, incredible.
  11. If I remember right, the Golden Eagle will hunt mountain goats. It will swoop down on the goats and grab them, carry them off the trail they are on, and drop them to kill them. They will then feast on the dead or wounded carcass. There have been reports of Golden Eagles knocking hikers off trails, hunting them like they do mountain goats. The adult eagles are a very large bird with a very large wingspan.
  12. If that doesn't work, use an acetylene torch with not the torch tip, but the brazing/welding tip and carefully heat the nut on the steel line, but not the steel line itself. Should come loose when heated.
  13. Thank you bitty and Maynard, I removed the aux filter, but not the filter head and was trying to work with the filter head still there. I removed it fine that way, but fought it until it beat me and I posted on here and went to bed. They use dust control on our limestone roads here and even though I try to keep it clean it must have corroded somewhat and stuck both the swivel nuts on the hydraulic lines and made the removal of the filter head quite a task. Once the filter head was removed I did it just like Maynard's method and it went together fine. They really should have had fasteners to hold the screen and shroud to the cover so it would install easier, I've done it before on another tractor a while back, but didn't fight it like this one, maybe I am getting old and not as flexible as I used to be. LOL! With no-till, and no hay anymore, we don't put a lot of hours on the tractors, so we don't have to change very often. Last night I couldn't keep the screen and shroud in the tractor when installing the cover like the book showed, so I looked online at the exploded parts diagram and saw the flat o-ring between the screen and the shroud and then started second guessing myself, was sure glad to have both you guys respond, thanks again!!
  14. I was changing hydraulic fluid and filters on the 8940 and pulled the hydraulic suction screen to clean it and reinstall. The flat o-ring 1342641C1, was glued onto the backside of the plastic shroud 1348337C1 toward the inside of the tractor, and the exploded parts diagram shows it being between the shroud and the screen 1348335C1. Which way is correct? With it on the backside, it seems like the shroud and screen is constantly trying to fall out when I'm putting the base/cover 1342139C1 back on. Is there some tricks to putting it on and lining up the plastic shroud pin? My manual just shows pictures and says to line up the pin when putting the base/cover back on. It's late, I'm tired, maybe I'm just not thinking about this right. I appreciate any advice, thanks.
  15. If it's part of the shifting linkage, you can see the linkage with the pan off. Because of what you said happened, it kind of looks more like part of the reverse band. Be better to damage the band than to rip the cast lugs off the inside of the case. Been awhile since I've been inside a 4L80E, but will be probably tearing one apart in about a month.
  16. Strange, would expect to see something like that in High Hefner's mansion, hopefully if you turn the light on and off quickly five times it doesn't serve double duty as a hand lotion dispenser, that would change from strange to tacky.
  17. Eww, if the camels are treated like that, no wonder they always spitting at people.?
  18. Happy Birthday!! Hope it's a good one!
  19. I've never met him in person, but I have always paid attention to his posts, I haven't seen him post lately and was thinking about him the other day, I'm glad to hear he is okay. The man is a wealth of knowledge, along with you other red iron mechanics on here that are kind enough to help the rest of us out. Sometimes just having someone else tell what they experienced doing something, helps tremendously. I should have said it earlier, but I'll say it now, Thank you!!
  20. At only 4 to 6 inches deep in the ground, don't want to risk hurting the 15 speed powerlesshift..................LOL! In elementary school we IH guys always said that Deeres were painted green so they could hide in the grass and watch the IH's do all the work. ?
  21. I'm glad it showed up right now Lorenzo, instead of in the field during planting season. When it's go time, it's go time, breakdowns make for long days. There is no such thing as a perfectly engineered engine, but the B and C series Cummins engines are pretty good. The 5.9L 6BT water pump only has two bolts holding it on and an O-ring for sealing. I set a new personal time record for a water pump change on a 2001 Dodge Cummins at 7 minutes from when I grabbed the breaker bar to loosen the serpentine belt until I finish tightening the second bolt on the water pump. The coolant needed changed anyway, so I stuck a large catch pan under the truck and never drained the radiator, just reached in and removed both bolts and popped the pump out and it drained quick. Grabbed the new pump and put the O-ring in the groove and bolted it on. You didn't even have to remove the engine fan or fan shroud. Engineers can design easy to service engines, but unfortunately always seem to try to see what they can design to make you empty half your tool chest just to do the simplest maintenance.
  22. Definitely true, I couldn't imagine anything worse than being forked by a group of strangers while you sleep.
  23. Nothing against you Pid 1831, and I don't follow what the Royals do or say because I have no interest in them, but I thought he was out of touch with reality, and I suppose most people would lose touch living lavishly like the Royals do. The one and only thing I do remember about him was when he was saying something very narcissistic, evil, and shocking. I am not of English descent, so maybe I am taking this wrong, but I believe he was serious and actually wanted mass death to consume the planet. Just because someone dies does not make them a saint or erase the bad things they have said or done, and he slipped up and actually let us know how he felt about others living on this planet. Prince Philip said "In the event that I am reincarnated, I would like to return as a deadly virus, to contribute something to solving overpopulation."
  24. The spring compressor tool is necessary on those. We lubed the hinges continuously , but were losing the door pins and bushings about every 10K miles, so we bought the door pin offset punch tool, the special padded door cradle for the floor jack, and the spring compressor tool, and bought the pins and bushings from the GM dealer. It's not that bad of a job with the right tools, we switched to Dodge Cummins with the manual transmissions and ended our problems. We have one Ram with over 300K and still original untouched door hinges, just starting to sense play in them now, but they must have used much better hinges in the Dodges, Ford Super Duties seem to have good door hinges too.
  25. Great planter, check for wear points like what was said above. Hopefully it was stored inside, the fiberglass top can get weak from sitting in the sun, but it is fiberglass, and can be fixed or replaced if bad. Hopefully it comes with a good pto pump, the power steering type should have the oil and filter changed yearly. You need to buy the graphite spray from the dealer and apply it often so the seed drum seal isn't wearing on the face of the steel front. You can check for air leaks by applying tape over the open holes in the seed drum to simulate seed, and feel with your hands (or some soapy water), to check for air leaks around the lid or top seam. Once you work with it, you will find it to be a very dependable and simple planter that always plants the correct population at the correct depth. If your soil is damp and high clay, don't set the planter down and then start moving or you could get plugged on a row or two. I am slowly rolling, not stopped, when I drop the planter and raise it up.
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