I'm working on a 706 diesel row crop that sat outside for about 12 years. The story is that the exhaust filled with water during a storm and the owner just left it to rot.
Recently a friend of mine got the tractor and we went about getting it running again. We ended up replacing the engine in it with a running take out from a salvage yard and had it running without much drama.
But now that its running a few other problems have surfaced. I've looked through archived posts on 706 steering trouble but I haven't seen these exact symptoms.
So, when you start and idle the engine it steers pretty good, smooth, no noise.But as you accelerate the steering gets worse and there is a chattering noise coming some where. I cant quite narrow down the location. The faster the engine speed the worse the noise and lack of steering.
The fluid has been changed. It did have quite a bit of water in it.
Any help would be appreciated. I've spent 30 years as a mechanic working on all sorts of equipment but I've never been into a one of these steering systems.
Thank you, Mike