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Old 01-03-2013, 07:50 PM   #1
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John Deere 318 Power steering column

I need to remove the power steering column from my John Deere 318 tractor. Any advice on the best way to proceed with what appears to be a complicated task?



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Old 01-04-2013, 12:47 PM   #2
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See you have had a couple dozen hits on this post but no replies. Wonder if it could be others including myself aren't exactly sure what you mean. These models have a hydrostatic steering system. There is a valve assy attached to the steering column.

Here is something I found in an old service manual that might be of help.



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Thank you for responding to my post. I am sorry my request was not as clear as it should have been. The information you sent is excellent! I now know that I need to disconnect the drive shaft to lower the unit out of the tractor. Any other advice you have will be appreciated. Thank you. Thom Mcknight

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Glad the info was helpful. Sorry I can't be of further help as it has been too many yrs since I had my 318 and never had any problems that require me to deal with the steering.

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One thing to look at first is the bottom of the steering column and determine if you have a 4 or 5 port column. The plumbing is different on the two. With the 5 port system the hydraulic system use does not stop the ability to steer while in use. It appears the earlier models Jane the 4 port and later models have the 5 port. I converted my JD317 to JD318 power steering. The 5 port is much better.

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Thank you for the information. With the help of a friend a new steering column has been installed. It wasn't the easiest repair, but it is finished with a column the does not leak and works perfectly. Thanks to all who advised.



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