Oil & Fuel L2650DT steering seal leak

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SouthernSky

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Deville, LA
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2013 Kubota L3200DT
Including a picture here. In addition to the axle seals leaking I also have a leak on both sides of the shaft to the tie rods.

Do I have to drain my hydraulic fluid to take this apart? It appears to be the lowest point where two hydraulic lines go in, a design changed in later years because like me it doesn’t take much to bend those lines to near the breaking point.

I’m just thinking if I got a couple caps when I undid the hydraulic lines would save me from changing all the fluid in the tractor.

Yes? No? Have you ever changed these seals?

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You should not need to drain the fluid. Very little will be lost when you take the lines loose.
 
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Long as the tractor isn't running only the oil in the line will be lost
 
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Thanks, folks. I wasn't sure if there was anything tanked behind those lines.

You would happen to know the thread size for caps and plugs, would you?
 
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The steering valve is between the pump and that cylinder. You could use a shop towel rapped around the ends just to keep dust out. I don’t know what size or thread type those fittings are.
 
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While you're at it, please fix that weird kink in the hose for the steering cylinder. It's giving me the fits. 🤣
 
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While you're at it, please fix that weird kink in the hose for the steering cylinder. It's giving me the fits.

I confess I’m scared to touch it as it has been there over 25 years.
 
 
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