I JUST CHANGED THE TRANSMISSION / hYDRAULIC fluid in the 1963 John Deere 4010

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I JUST CHANGED THE TRANSMISSION / hYDRAULIC fluid in the 1963 John Deere 4010 Diesel Syncro transmission.

I used a John Deere filter and cleaned the screen behind the square plug.

When I started it after adding 10 gallons , it was squealing and the 3 point was jerky. I shut it off and added another gallon to top it off. It is still noisy and the 3 point is jerky.

I used Amsoil Tractor Hydraulic Transmission oil - I had it here - It's what I have always used in my 1975 Ford Backhoe.

Is there anything I did wrong? Is there anything more to changing the hydraulic fluid than dumping it, changing the filter, cleaning the screen and refilling?
 
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Is there a bleed procedure? Do you have the service manual?
 
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Is there a bleed procedure? Do you have the service manual?

I never saw any bleed procedure in the manuals. The procedure was pretty much described as I did it.

I never read the manual cover to cover, and sometimes they do hide important info in odd places.

In the GM 6.5 diesel manuals they never say that 3 of the intake studs need sealant in the intake installation part of the book. I think the torque sequence is there, but if you don't know about the 3 studs, they will get installed without the sealant.
 
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Is 11 gallons about what you caught from the tractor? I would have guessed it held 20 or so gallons of HYD fluid.
 
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According to the book and the stick it's full. The book said 10 gallon for a change. I don't think they took the filter into account

I just noticed it says John Deere 400. That is supposed to be a John Deere 4010 diesel wide front Syncro transmsission

Is there somebody that can fix that?
 
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With engine running a little above idle speed,foot off of clutch pedal cycle 3 pt up/down & operate steering to purge any air out of hyd system. 10 gallons is correct.
 
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With engine running a little above idle speed,foot off of clutch pedal cycle 3 pt up/down & operate steering to purge any air out of hyd system. 10 gallons is correct.

tHANK YOU MUCH
 
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I just noticed it says John Deere 400. That is supposed to be a John Deere 4010 diesel wide front Syncro transmsission

Is there somebody that can fix that?

Changed title to 4010.
 
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It is still jerking a little when raising the 3 point. The 3 point also drops rather quickly after the tractor is shut off
 
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I had a 4000 that shook and jerked like that when first started, after it got warm it quit doing that. It dropped the lift arms too when shut off.
A 55+ year old tractor isn't going to be perfect.
 
 
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