Hyster H40H:
Forklift takes forever to start moving moves slow

Hey guys,

I have a Hyster H40H i thinks its a early 80's model. Well when I start it up and give it gas Monotrol pedal all the way down I have to hold it there for 5 to 10 mins then it will slowly start inching forward. Acts the same going in reverse. Any ideas? Read something about a inching valve. The lift hydraulics work fine.

Also if any has a pdf manual that would be cool too.

Thanks,
  • Posted 2 Dec 2014 08:57
  • Discussion started by Topnotch
  • South Carolina, United States
Hyster H40H

http://youtu.be/GsThRyEg0NM
Showing items 1 - 11 of 11 results.
Hi, glad you got the machine running. Check the stick for instructions on how to check the fluid level. (Most Hysters I work on indicated running and warm, but don't quote me for your model.

Jim
  • Posted 23 Jan 2015 15:58
  • Reply by Turb0
  • British Columbia, Canada
Got it fixed. The inching valve was stuck. Took it out and cleaned it up. Video in my profile.
  • Posted 4 Dec 2014 14:05
  • Reply by Topnotch
  • South Carolina, United States
Ok I just got the left brake unstuck. Just sprayed some wd40 in the adjuster hole and adjusted them. Now it goes forward and backward quick but you still have to wait a little bit for it to get going. Seems like it has to build up pressure. Will be picking up a pressure gauge tomorrow.
  • Posted 3 Dec 2014 11:10
  • Reply by Topnotch
  • South Carolina, United States
Hyster H40H

http://youtu.be/GsThRyEg0NM
Yep,definately looks like the brakes are froze up/sticking on the left side,with it up in the air like you have it
  • Posted 3 Dec 2014 08:56
  • Reply by kevin_t
  • Pennsylvania, United States
I have a youtube video now of what the forklift is doing. Check my profile or signature.

I think the left brake is stuck.
  • Posted 3 Dec 2014 08:33
  • Reply by Topnotch
  • South Carolina, United States
Hyster H40H

http://youtu.be/GsThRyEg0NM
Not sure about the filters I did call the local hyster service company and tried to setup a service for it. Still waiting to hear back.

The main lift cylinder is leaking so I know that will need to be rebuilt.
  • Posted 2 Dec 2014 10:52
  • Reply by Topnotch
  • South Carolina, United States
The fluid that I got with it was NAPA brand and it has a forklift on the front. Not sure what type fluid it is i'll check tomorrow. The fluid was low but I fill it to where it showed be on the dipstick.

Not sure if it needs to be running when I check the fluid or off. Like in a car.

Also what type of gauge do I need? Can I build one from parts from tractor supply?

What about stuck brakes? It did sit outside where I bought it from.

Thanks!
  • Posted 2 Dec 2014 10:50
  • Reply by Topnotch
  • South Carolina, United States
Yes Thats a good serial number......one other thing ro check is the fluid level and dondition,also the filters do they need dhanged? This truck takes universal tractor dluid john deere spec J20a...not transmission fluid like in a car,has someone put the wrong fluid in it?
  • Posted 2 Dec 2014 10:35
  • Reply by kevin_t
  • Pennsylvania, United States
Won't let me post a picture of the tag.
  • Posted 2 Dec 2014 10:32
  • Modified 2 Dec 2014 10:33 by poster
  • Reply by Topnotch
  • South Carolina, United States
just added my email in the about me.

Serial: E003D0138B

Does that sound right?
  • Posted 2 Dec 2014 10:28
  • Reply by Topnotch
  • South Carolina, United States
Sounds like a pressure issue with the transmission pump or clutch packs...have a serial number of the truck....email to,put in your profile????
  • Posted 2 Dec 2014 10:24
  • Reply by kevin_t
  • Pennsylvania, United States

Having trouble using the Discussion Forums? Contact us for help.

Forkliftaction.com accepts no responsibility for forum content and requires forum participants to adhere to the rules. Click here for more information.

Los Angeles, CA, United States Driving a forklift in downtown Los Angeles to honour his wife’s 50th birthday seemed like a good idea until Timothy Krehbiel drove over a guest’s foot. According to Reuters...
Montevideo, Uruguay A South Korean-Argentinian joint venture will open offices in Montevideo in the second quarter of 2023 to direct its operations in Latin America. The Avancargo-Coconut Silo Joint Venture consists...

In the Virtual Expo

HELI's new K2 series internal combustion forklift
Newly launched, HELI brings a new generation of technical innovation and quality improvements to give users a brand-new driving experience. Featuring exhaust gas after-treatment technology for green advantages.

Movers & Shakers

chief financial officer
Exotec, United Kingdom
vice president of operations
Flux Power, United States
president, North America
CNH Industrial, United Kingdom
Manager - Latin America
CHN Industrial, United Kingdom
Los Angeles, CA, United States Driving a forklift in downtown Los Angeles to honour his wife’s 50th birthday seemed like a good idea until Timothy Krehbiel drove over a guest’s foot. According to Reuters...
Tipton, United Kingdom Ingram Micro Logistics has upgraded the materials handling systems at its extensive Daventry warehouse facility with the introduction of electric-powered articulated Flexi StorMAX two-deep pallet picking and put-away technology...

Featured Business

Lift Tek Elecar
Global leader in the design and manufacture of masts, carriages, integral sideshifters & fork positioners.

Latest Jobs

Lexington, KY, United States
Richmond, Virginia, United States
SouthEast, United States

Fact of the week

The earliest known production of steel is seen in pieces of ironware excavated from an archaeological site in Anatolia and are nearly 4,000 years old, dating from 1800 BC. The main reasons for the popularity of steel are the relatively low cost of making, forming, and processing it, the abundance of its two raw materials (iron ore and scrap), and its unparalleled range of mechanical properties.