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JD 540B Brake issue
« on: June 06, 2018, 02:20:18 AM »
Brakes work fine once they grab but it takes a few seconds after stepping on them for them to grab.. Is there a way to bleed them,if so,anyone know where the bleeder is located? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks
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Re: JD 540B Brake issue
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2018, 08:11:56 AM »
On the 540A there are 4 bleed screws, one for each side. They are located in the diff, about 6" from the center, to the left and to the right. It's a good idea to bleed them more than just to get rid of the bubbles, the oil is trapped in the brakelines and is probably decades old. so bleed them good until fresh oil comes out. It's a two person job  
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Re: JD 540B Brake issue
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2018, 02:30:08 PM »
This is a 540B are they the same?
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Re: JD 540B Brake issue
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2018, 02:53:08 PM »
Yes bleeders are in the same place
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Re: JD 540B Brake issue
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2018, 02:57:05 PM »
Ok do ya bleed them just like a car?
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Re: JD 540B Brake issue
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2018, 03:08:19 PM »
I canít seem to find any bleeders anywhere! 😱
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Re: JD 540B Brake issue
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2018, 05:49:57 PM »
Will see if i find a pic

With the motor running one guy brakes and one guy bleeds the 4 nipples. If i remember right the front is very uncomfortable to do 
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Re: JD 540B Brake issue
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2018, 11:28:49 PM »
Mine dont look anything like that.. Where did u find the pic sir?
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Re: JD 540B Brake issue
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2018, 11:49:57 PM »
my 540B is pretty similar to that. Maybe yours is a later B.  What is your serial number? 
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Re: JD 540B Brake issue
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2018, 02:13:54 AM »
I don’t know never have looked for it.  Mine don’t have a pan it’s solid housing on rearends
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Re: JD 540B Brake issue
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2018, 07:51:11 AM »
Mine dont look anything like that.. Where did u find the pic sir?
That's the diff from my 540A
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Re: JD 540B Brake issue
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2018, 08:39:53 AM »
FYI, this may be of help, google the free " John Deere - Parts Catalog " , look for this
  • John Deere - Parts Catalog
    jdpc.deere.com/jdpc/servlet/com.deere.u90490.parts...
    Search the John Deere parts catalog by model, equipment, or catalog number
  • Enter 540 as the model #. pick the catalog for your machine.

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Re: JD 540B Brake issue
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2018, 11:22:44 AM »
I donít know never have looked for it.  Mine donít have a pan itís solid housing on rearends
Thatís a picture from the top
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Re: JD 540B Brake issue
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2018, 04:53:12 PM »
I'm pretty sure his 540B diffs are the same as yours Maine
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Re: JD 540B Brake issue
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2018, 10:43:09 PM »
I'm pretty sure his 540B diffs are the same as yours Maine
They probably are. Thereís some difference between early and late 540b but thatís mostly just in the steering cylinders and valve. 
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Re: JD 540B Brake issue
« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2018, 01:22:06 PM »
Thanks fellas I found it on the Jd parts catalog,Iím assuming the bleed valve is in the same place on both diff as it only showed it on one image in the catalog.. Now to figure out exactly how the bleeding process works!? Thanks again!
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Re: JD 540B Brake issue
« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2018, 06:33:47 PM »
Yeah same spot on the diffs but the bleeders are facing back on the back and front on front. Trig the wheels start the machine take the shifter out of park get someone you trust to step on the peddle crack the bleeder! 
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