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07-24-2012, 05:48 PM #1
- Join Date
- Sep 2010
- Mahindra 4025
Dashboard gauges sticking - PROBLEM SOLVED!
I posted earlier about how the needles on the gauges of my 4025 would stick at "0" and later start working, after the tractor had run for 5 or 10 minutes. I solved the problem. I got a tip from a guy with a Deere who had the same issue. Here's the deal:
When the tractor isn't running the needle rests against a little post. That post is covered with a black paint. After a while that paint gets sticky. It might be the hot weather, or it might just age, like when books sit on a shelf a long time and stick to the paint. I noticed when I pushed on a couple of needles with my fingertip, I could feel them "pop" loose from the post. It's a very, very light touch, light as a feather, so it doesn't take much to hold them.
I opened it up and very carefully took a razor blade (or scalpel or exacto knife) and scraped the black paint off the post where it touched the gauge needle. Then, just for good measure, I put a tiny bit of silicone lubricant on it. Then I cleaned the glass and carefully put it back together.
Problem solved. No more sticking. Everything works perfectly.Mahindra 4025 w/ML232 FEL
6' Armstrong Ag rock rake
6' Armstrong Ag box blade
6' HD Howse shredder
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07-24-2012, 06:00 PM #2
- Join Date
- May 2012
- Saint Stephens, AL
- Mahindra 3016 Shuttle Shift with 115 Loader; Craftsman YS4500 42" Cut
Great idea! Thanks. Ill remember that if the problem happens to me.
07-24-2012, 06:59 PM #3
- Join Date
- Feb 2004
- Vanderbilt, Michigan, USeh?
- Mahindra 5035, JD 2240, 420
Re: Dashboard gauges sticking - PROBLEM SOLVED!
Cool. Old timey gauges had a little bumper [ little rubber sleeve or something of that sort ] to kind of cushion the needle against the post. If anyone else has to take theirs apart you might try a little plastic sleeve, with a little drop of glue if it does not fit the post tight....2011 Mahindra 5035 HST/loader/595 hoe/18" bucket, 48" QA forks, 1981 JD 2240 Reverser 51ptoHP, 6' Ford backblade, 30" fork scoop, homemade boom, 78" JRW rear snowcaster, Son of Jinma 8" chipper, 2002 BR Dodge Cummins H.O. 6spd.
07-25-2012, 12:59 AM #4
Re: Dashboard gauges sticking - PROBLEM SOLVED!I thank God for these gifts: 2005 Mahindra 2615 HST w/loader, (485 hours), and 3710 backhoe. Markham tooth bar, Bush Hog SQ60 rotary cutter, Bush Hog 3507 angle blade, Bush Hog LLR84 landscape rake w/gauge wheels, Rankin loader mounted forks, Paumco Quick Spade, Agri-Ease 3 point log splitter.
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