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Author Topic: JD 440A winch adjustment  (Read 489 times)

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Offline 802hlake

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JD 440A winch adjustment
« on: September 07, 2018, 06:02:03 PM »
Sometimes the sliders will fall right to the ground when I put in free spool. Other times it will not budge unless I hold the RPMs way up and have a second man pull off the drum. I do not have a manual, but can someone let me know how to adjust this?

Another dumb question:

I ran out of fuel. hiked out, got fuel, hiked in fueled up, primed a few pumps, cranked and cranked and cranked and started and ran the rest of the day no problem. Next day fired up and died in a few seconds. crank crank crank crank crank and finally came to life. I assume this could be air in the fuel system? usually she starts before your thumb even touches the started button. If air, how do I burp her?

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Re: JD 440A winch adjustment
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2018, 06:28:38 PM »
the fuel line where it goes into the tank would cause trouble. its small and sometimes cracked. some put a new pipe in at the left front. if you blow bak through it when it stops dose it act like its plugged? there is no east way to adjust the brake band. the best way is take the whole side cover off. dont winch in with it off. if you bring the idle up and it freespools ok could be the pump in the winich. start by checking the oil in it and change filter

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Re: JD 440A winch adjustment
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2018, 08:55:24 PM »
Hopefully your hard start is air getting in on the suction side, and not fuel leaking into the crankcase through the injection pump.  Try to park in the same spot and make sure your oil level is staying normal every morning and not making oil or suddenly not consuming its normal blowby diet.  Give the oil a sniff and a rub for diesel thinning. 
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Re: JD 440A winch adjustment
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2018, 10:15:56 AM »
Sounds like your release valve is worn badly or the springs are weak or broken. Take the side cover off to adjust the band. The rod is held to the band via a pin and 2 springs that hook over a rod at the valve. To adjust you need 2 5/8 wrenches if memory serves me. Legthen the rod decrease pressure or shorten it to increase it.


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