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ASV RT30 Troubleshooting

The ASV Posi-Track RT30 compact track loader is powered by 92.1 cu.in (1.5L) Perkins 403D-15 vertical in-line three-cylinder indirect injection liquid cooled diesel engine with a rated power of 32.7 hp (25.1 kW). The ASV RT-30 is equipped with a single-speed transmission, radial-lift loader boom, and suspended undercarriage with 11" (280 mm) rubber tracks. The hydraulic system has a pump with fluid flow rate of 10 gpm (38 lpm). The hydraulic pressure is 3000 psi (207 bar). The loader has a rated operating capacity of 665 lbs (302 kg) and tipping load of 1900 lbs (862 kg). The lift height is 101" (2565 mm) to hinge pin, and dump height is 77" (1955 mm).

Engine Troubleshooting

Engine starts up hard or won't start
Air in the fuel pipes - Bleed the fuel pipes.
Fuel filter element is dirty - Replace the filter element.
Dirty or faulty injection nozzles - Test injection nozzles and change if necessary.
Water in the fuel system - Change fuel and repair fuel system.
Improper valve clearance - Adjust valve clearance according to specifications.
Defective fuel injection pump - Install a new fuel pump or repair.

Engine starts and immediately shuts off
Plugged air cleaner - Clean or change.
Dirty fuel filter - Service or replace the filter.
Fuel injection pump has loose connections - Tighten the connections.
Defective or clogged fuel injectors - Inspect fuel injectors and change as required.
Fuel injection pump malfunction - Repair or install a new fuel pump.

Engine stalls while running
Low coolant temperature - Warm up the engine.
Fuel filter element is dirty - Clean or change the filter.
Air in the fuel pipes - Bleed the fuel pipes.
Clogged injection nozzle - Change fuel injection nozzles.
Incorrect adjustment of fuel injection pump timing - Check the fuel injection pump timing adjustment.

Engine stops at idle
Improperly adjusted low idle speed - Test and adjust.
Defective fuel injection pump - Change or repair the pump.
Fuel injector fault - Clean fuel injectors or change it.
The valve clearance is incorrect - Check and adjust.

Engine power is too low
Air filter is clogged - Clean or change filter.
Clogged or defective injection nozzles - Replace injection nozzles.
Insufficient fuel injection pressure - Test fuel injection pressure and adjust it correctly.
The valve clearance is not adjusted - Adjustment procedure required.
Improperly adjusted low idle speed - Adjust low idle speed.
Fuel hoses or lines clogging - Clean fuel lines and hoses.
Cylinder head gasket is worn - Gasket should be replaced.
Worn or damaged piston rings - Piston rings need to be replaced.

Engine overheated
Lack of coolant in cooling system - Add coolant fluid and inspect the cooling system for leaks.
Not enough engine oil - Checking oil level and add if necessary.
Damaged radiator cap or dirty radiator core - Change cap or clean radiator.
Loose or damaged fan belt - Belt replacement is recommended.
Diesel engine overloaded - Load reducing required.

Oil pressure is insufficient
Engine oil insufficient - Fill crankcase to proper oil level.
Oil filter is dirty - Service or change engine oil filter element.
Oil grade or viscosity is wrong - Fill up with the proper oil viscosity.
Crankshaft bearing oil clearance is incorrect - Bearing needs to be changed.
Oil pump is worn or damaged - Install a new pump.

Engine knocking sound or abnormal noise
Not enough engine oil - Checking oil level and add if necessary.
Coolant temperature is low - Normalize the temperature by warming up the engine.
Improper setting of fuel injection pump timing - Use the correct fuel injection pump timing adjustment.
Incorrect low idle speed adjustment - Correct the settings.
Dirty or defective injectors - Replace fuel injectors.
Connecting rod is not aligned or defective - Alignment procedure or replacement is required.
Pistons are scored or worn - Pistons need to be replaced.

Drive System Troubleshooting

Drive system does not work in either direction
Hydraulic oil level is low - Need to add oil.
Damaged or jammed undercarriage tracks - Repair or fix jamming.
Relief valve is defective - Repair or install a new relief valve.
Dirty suction line or hydraulic filter - Replace hydraulic filter or clean suction line.
Defective foot or hand controls - Change or repair.
Drive motor or pump is worn - Change or repair faulty component.

Machine does not drive straight or drives jerky
Jammed or damaged track mechanism - Repair or fix jamming.
Sagging or worn tracks - Replace tracks or adjust track sag with tension.
Debris, dirt, or foreign objects jammed in undercarriage track frame - Clean undercarriage track frame, remove foreign objects and debris.

Low power
Hydraulic oil filter is clogged - Change hydraulic filter.
Open or faulty relief valve - Replace or close relief valve.
Transmission components are worn or defective - Check and replace faulty components.
Input drive shaft is stuck - Service or change faulty drive shaft.
There is air in the hydraulic system - Bleed air from system.

Drive system overheats
Insufficient hydraulic oil - Need to add oil.
Plugged hydraulic fluid filter - Change or clean hydraulic filter.
Relief valve failure - Change or repair defective relief valve.
Worn hydraulic motor or drive pump - Change or repair faulty component.
Hydraulic oil cooler is dirty - Cooling fins need to be cleaned.
Drive system overload - Reduce drive system load.

Drive system is excessively noisy
Oil viscosity is incorrect - Use oil of correct viscosity.
Air leaks in hydraulic system - Bleed air from hydraulic system.
Defective drive pump or hydraulic motor - Check and repair if required.
Worn or defective mechanical parts of drive system - Inspect the components for worn or defect and repair as required.

Hydraulics Troubleshooting

Hydraulic system has overheating
Hydraulic pressure is not adjusted correctly - Adjust pressure as required.
Defective or misadjusted main relief valve - Set up or change the relief valve.
Contaminated hydraulic fluid - Hydraulic fluid change required.
Lack of hydraulic oil - Fill the hydraulic system with oil.
Hydraulic pump is defective - Replace or repair pump if necessary.

Lift arm won't raise or lower
Lift controls are damaged - Repair or change.
Defective hydraulic pump - Install new pump or repair it.
Hydraulic control valve is faulty - Repair or change the valve.
Hydraulic cylinder is broken - Repair or install a new lift cylinder.
Insufficient hydraulic oil - Check and refill the hydraulic oil.

Bucket won't move
Bucket controls failure - Repair or change.
Damaged hydraulic oil pump - Replace or repair pump if necessary.
Hydraulic control valve is faulty - Install a new valve or repair it.
Damaged bucket cylinder - Replace or repair cylinder.
Hydraulic oil is insufficient - Checking hydraulic oil level and add if necessary.

Boom or bucket runs slowly
Worn hydraulic oil pump - Test the pump flow rate and install new pump if required.
Leaking hydraulic cylinder - Install new cylinder seals.
Hydraulic oil level low - Fill the system to proper hydraulic oil level.
Defective or not adjusted hydraulic control valve - Adjust correctly or repair.
Hydraulic pressure loss - Correct adjustment is required.

Bucket or boom movements are jerky
There is air in the hydraulic system - Bleed air from system.
Hydraulic oil filter element clogging - Service or replace the hydraulic filter.
Contaminated hydraulic fluid - Change hydraulic fluid.
Scored cylinder tube or rod - Change damaged component.

Excessive hydraulic pump noise
Hydraulic leaks or low oil level - Correct hydraulic leaks or top up oil as needed.
Dirty hydraulic filter - Clean or change the filter.
Suction line is dirty - Need to service the suction line.
Air trapped in hydraulic pump - Bleed air from hydraulics.
Pump parts are damaged - Install new hydraulic pump or rebuild it.

Electrical Troubleshooting

Battery is not charging
Corroded or loose electrical wire connections - Clean or tighten connections.
Battery terminal connectors are defective - Change terminal connectors.
Battery failing - Replace the battery.
Defective or loose belt - Need to adjust belt tension or replace belt.

Starter motor turns slow
Low battery voltage - Low battery charging, charge as required.
Battery discharges quickly - Battery needs service or replacement.
Bad battery terminals or disconnected wiring - Connect wiring correctly or install new terminals.

Starter is not cranking
Battery is low or faulty - Charge or replace the battery.
Battery cables are disconnected or improperly connected - Inspect cables and connect properly.
Battery power is low - Charge the battery.
Starter motor is damaged - Starter needs to be changed.