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John Deere help

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 78Suburban, May 15, 2006.

  1. 78Suburban

    78Suburban 1/2 ton status

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    I'm trying to replace the hydralic filter on my '75 2040. I got the long bottom bolt out of the housing, but how in the world do I get the housing to come off the tractor? I've tried tapping around the bottom with a rubber hammer, but it hasnt even budged. Is the housing itself threaded in there? Any tricks for getting this bad boy off? I think the filter is plugged, as it has probably NEVER been changed, and we sure don't want to buy a new $1500 hyrdraulic pump. So if anyone can help me figure out how to change this filter, that would be AWSOME :bow:
     
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    it should screw on there, the bolt on the bottom just keeps it from vibrating loose, good luck
     
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    Thanks for the heads up. I was kinda wondering that. So is there a special HUGE socket that fits on the bottom of the filter housing? I noticed it had some kinda raised ridges in a star shape on the bottom of the housing. I can take some pics if need be. There is certainly no way I can grip it tight enough with my hands to take it off.

    thanks,
    James
     
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    ttt
    any ideas on unscrewing this beast?
     
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    my 2030 and 4630 filters do not screw on. it should be a canister type filter with a rubber O-ring between it and the housing. Good luck
     
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    Yes, it is a canister filter, I took the bolt off. I have the new filter and o ring to replace it with, but I just can't get the canister off. Were any of your canisters really stuck on there tightly?
     
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    No but they are serviced once a year. I would take a rubber hammer to it, but dont get to violent with it.
     
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    is this in anyway similar to an oil filter on a car? can it be destroyed?
     
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    oil filters on a car are spin on type filters and are smaller.
     
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    can it be destroyed?
     
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    most of them are aluminum, So i guess they could be
     
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    then what is he waiting for, christmas?
     
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    No, it can't be destroyed. And I've tried a rubber hammer, pretty vigorously I might add. It looks to be cast from some pretty junky metal, so It wouldn't surprise me if it cracks, if I get too wild.. Any ideas to get this beast off would be great.. like I said, it may have NEVER been changed :eek1:
     
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    miscommunication here the canister is aluminum. the filter is a replacable cartridge type inside the canister. If he destroyes the canister it probably cost over a hundred dollars new from john deere.
     
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    thats what i was asking thanks.
     
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    what he said......if its got green paint its $$$$$. Whats left of my fleet is all Deere.

    Clay
     
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    Same here, I have seven john deere's. i farm with most of them and go to tractor pulls with the others.
     

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