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Simple Fix For Faulty Case 1190 Power Steering
“Anyone who has ever owned a Case 1190 tractor and had the power steering go out knows that it’s almost impossible to find a replacement pump,” says Joe Victory, Culleoka, Tenn. “Then one day I was talking to my cousin, who’s a good mechanic, and he suggested that we look at replacing it with a pump from a car.”
  His cousin checked the specifications from the 1190 pump and found that a pump from a 2000 Nissan Exterra had a similar rating. With that information in hand, Victory pulled a pump from a salvaged Nissan and devised a plan to mount it on the 30-year-old Case 3-cylinder diesel.
  Victory says the salvaged pump was about the same size as the one he pulled from his tractor, so the mounting brackets worked just fine. They changed out the pulley to match the tractor, adapted a new pressure line, and put on a new belt. “As soon as we fired up the tractor, the steering worked just like a new tractor,” Victory says. He’s used the tractor several months without any problems. Joe says he just checks the power steering fluid once in awhile and keeps a little extra automotive steering fluid on hand in case he needs to add some.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Joe Victory, 2988 Valley Creek Rd., Culleoka, Tenn. 38451 (ph 931 987-0972).

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2013 - Volume #37, Issue #3