Crown FC-4000:
Lift/tilt not working

I have a 2011 Crown Fc4000, forklift sat low battery not being used for about two months, finally got her charged up, running fine, but lift hydraulics aren't working properly.

First observed very slow lifting with a sputtering sound, tried to cycle it up and down in case it was air in the system, noticed faint smoke so stopped use. Tried to troubleshoot today, sometimes it will sputter/lift, sometimes it will just click and not lift at all.

Any advice appreciated. Thanks in advanced
  • Posted 27 Sep 2021 09:31
  • Discussion started by Alex
  • Florida, United States
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Check hydraulic fluid could be cavitating from low fluid.
  • Posted 29 Sep 2021 01:51
  • Reply by marcos_m
  • California, United States
Do you have a meter attached to the battery, so that you can view battery voltage while energizing the Lift Motor ?

What voltage do you see ?
  • Posted 28 Sep 2021 15:49
  • Reply by LaGrange
  • Missouri, United States
Strong in mind, Strong in Health.
Ah yes. Nice catch JonesJeffrey!
  • Posted 28 Sep 2021 09:07
  • Reply by 1CrownTech
  • Washington, United States
And check hydraulic pump contactor tips
  • Posted 28 Sep 2021 04:38
  • Reply by Jones
  • Texas, United States
Check the brushes in the lift motor. Make sure they are not worn or stuck in the brush holder.
  • Posted 28 Sep 2021 04:21
  • Reply by 1CrownTech
  • Washington, United States

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