Yale GDP080LJNPBE097:
Slow reacting hydraulics

I have recently taken this truck in trade. It is like new and has 1400 hours on it, however when the truck is started, there is about a 5 second delay before the hydraulics work. Is this inherent in this truck or should I start looking for a suction problem?
  • Posted 11 Feb 2005 00:52
  • Discussion started by duodeluxe
  • United States
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Your problem could be air, also could be a worn pump or some other anomoly.
Best place to start is to tee a pressure guage, preferably a 5000psi guage into the main hyd line at the pressure side of the control valve. See what kind of pressure your getting. You should get around 3200 to 3800 psi. Anything less and you have a pump issue most likly.
If this low pressure only happens when you first start up and improves after running for a few mins then forget this and go on.

Do the simple things first such as:
Fluid level
Check Filter and sump filter (could be an inline filter)
I've also had the sump screen inside the tank come loose and get in front of the pickup tube and cause these type of problems.
check the suction line from the tank to the pump and make sure it's not collapsing period. If it even appears to be collapsed even slightly replace the hose.
Check all hose clamps, and check lines for cracking , rubbing, scrapes, cuts, etc.

Ok one other place to check is the pressure relief on the control valve, remove it and check the spring on it, if broken replace the spring or valve. Check for gumminess, if sludge or varnishing appears to be present clean it.

I know this seems like alot to do but there can be a variety of things that can cause hydraulic issues such as this.
  • Posted 12 Apr 2007 12:29
  • Reply by Jplayer
  • North Carolina, United States
John Player Jr
LiftOne, LLC
Charlotte, NC
Email: jplayer@liftone.net
sounds like you have a flow problem with the pump. What about when you tilt is there still a delay?
Have you check your relief pressures are they normal?
  • Posted 28 Mar 2006 10:12
  • Reply by nebojsa_t
  • California, United States
I don't know about this truck specifically, however it usually means air is leaking into the suction side of the hydraulic system. If the pump is higher than the hydraulic tank, the oil can slowly drain down the hose and back into the tank when the truck sits overnight. This leak could be anyplace from the steel tube that goes into the tank to the hydraulic pump itself. After a few minutes of running, the oil in the tank will be foamy on top if the hydraulic system is pulling in air. It should flow through the tank fairly clear. Also, the hourmeter means nothing. People regularily change hourmeters when selling a truck. On most trucks, this is easy to do.
  • Posted 14 Feb 2005 08:47
  • Modified 14 Feb 2005 08:48 by poster
  • Reply by Liftdoctor
  • Indiana, United States

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