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Old 05-06-2012, 01:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hydro ram problems

I have a full hydro setup and I have developed a problem with my ram not retracting all the way, it's a tractor supply ram, it will extend all the way but it will not retract all the way. Anybody have any ideas on why it won't?
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Old 05-06-2012, 01:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Was it originally working when it was set up? Sounds like you have an air cavitie in the system some were. Have you tried bleeding the system?

or you have a bad pressure oring or seal in the cyl..or crack? Dent in the cyl.?

A bit more info on other components used, than the ram could help us too
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Old 05-06-2012, 03:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yup sounds like air trapped and possible binding..Do you have a 60 with springless caps on the kingpins..You may have too much preload and some air in the cylinder. Also n the ram with the hoses off and fluid bled out of the cylinder,cycle the steering by hand at the knuckles..During the complete travel best case you would be able to rotate the mounting pins with a pair of pliers or channel locks..If they cant spin it could be binding too much..

I had this issue with my full hydro..After taking the rig out the binding went away..Im sure it did due to the pins wearing some to give it the needed clearance from the off angle its mounted..that and the air bled out fully.
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Old 05-08-2012, 05:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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yes i have a king pin 60, its been workin fine for years and it just started doin this when i wheeled it last weekend, i have not tried bleeding it, that will be my next thing to do.
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Hydro ram problems

If it's a ag ram the piston inside the cyl connected to the ram could have come loose and bottoming out
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Is it bent?
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