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milofarmer1
Posted 7/23/2010 20:11 (#1285425)
Subject: Clutch not releasing Steiger tractor



Farwell, TX/Pleasant Hill, NM
I have a ST310 and it has a fairly new clutch in it. It works just fine most of the time, about 2 inches of freeplay and the clutch brake works when you push it to the floor. So it seems to be adjusted right. Once in a while it won't release. Kinda unnerving when you are wanting to stop and it just keeps going. I'll shut it off right quick and get it out of gear, start it back up and it may or may not be still acting up. Maybe go right into gear like it should or just grind. May plow all afternoon and it never hang up, but that one time.....

I'm wondering if there might be dirt packed in there somewhere, or the brake fluid has air or something. The air in the line doesn't seem plausible since it may go to working right immediately. Any ideas.
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scott nelsen
Posted 7/23/2010 20:19 (#1285432 - in reply to #1285425)
Subject: Re: Clutch not releasing Steiger tractor


Leeds, North Dakota
to much freeplay, have you bleed hyd master, yes darn dangerous, what is gap between clutch brake and thowout brg, should be 1/2 inch, would check these things first, scott.
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98mxz583
Posted 7/23/2010 20:19 (#1285433 - in reply to #1285425)
Subject: RE: Clutch not releasing Steiger tractor



Traverse City MI
Reach your hand up into the bellhousing and see if there are any pieces in there. Sounds like the springs are coming out of the disc. A common issue with trucks.
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Jon Hagen
Posted 7/23/2010 20:55 (#1285471 - in reply to #1285433)
Subject: Re: Clutch not releasing Steiger tractor



Hagen Brothers farms,Goodrich ND
Also suspect worn master or slave cylinder seals. If the worn cup seals instantly, the clutch works correctly, if not the clutch will short stroke and not release. BTDT on my KM 325.
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SteigerSt320
Posted 7/23/2010 22:30 (#1285597 - in reply to #1285471)
Subject: Re: Clutch not releasing Steiger tractor


Northeast Louisiana
Agree with Jon Hagen and scottnelsen. I would check slave cylinder and master cyl. The slave cylinder is a common part at most parts supply. Usually I just put a new one on and throw the old one away. Have hardly no troubles with clutch itself. Most issues are with slave/master cly.
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8130JD
Posted 7/23/2010 23:09 (#1285686 - in reply to #1285597)
Subject: Re: Clutch not releasing Steiger tractor



central ILL
We had an ST310 and had the same problem. Jon Hagen and scottnelson are right.We put both on new and never had a problem after that. Clutches in those tractors were pretty bulletproof.
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steigerpower
Posted 7/24/2010 01:23 (#1285833 - in reply to #1285425)
Subject: RE: Clutch not releasing Steiger tractor


western sd

I'll join in with the rest of the chorus--probably master/slave trouble.

You might try "pumping" your 2 inches of freeplay a couple of times before you push all the way down to go into gear/out of gear.  Just like hydraulic brakes---if pumping it up helps, you'll know it has air in it.

Or it could need an internal adjustment, it's not hard to check and adjust--just like on a big truck.



Edited by steigerpower 7/24/2010 01:24
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milofarmer1
Posted 7/24/2010 09:08 (#1285968 - in reply to #1285425)
Subject: Re: Clutch not releasing Steiger tractor



Farwell, TX/Pleasant Hill, NM
Thanks for the advice guys. That does sound reasonable. It would sure explain the intermittent problem. Anybody happen to know the part # for each one? They are both pretty old, I wouldn't mind chunking them like Paul suggested.
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scott nelsen
Posted 7/24/2010 10:04 (#1286015 - in reply to #1285425)
Subject: Re: Clutch not releasing Steiger tractor


Leeds, North Dakota
acording to cnh web site slave cylinder # 54-299, master, three options, depending on your tractor 90-7554t91, 1-2961t91, or 3363, scott.
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