Posted 3/31/2008 21:48 (#346825) Subject: Case ih guru,s help needed
pulled the mx 270 into the shop today for the spring work over i dont run this tractor very often
it has a bunch of error codes on it if i list them here can someone tell me what they are there is a bunch so feel free to give up when ever you want or at least tell me if some are really bad
i will be going to the dealers tomorow so i will take the list with me also
thanks for any help
ok here goes this is a 2001 mx270
Posted 3/31/2008 23:07 (#346953 - in reply to #346825) Subject: RE: Case ih guru,s help needed
If you are not seeing "active" fault codes with alarms coming on during tractor operation,
and if you are not having actual malfunctions related to the active codes, the fault codes are not as serious as you might suppose. Each controller can store up to 10 fault codes, with up to 13 occurrences of each stored fault code, and the controller will essentially store them until the codes are erased. We have seen stored codes that were set several thousand hours of operation in the past.
So every code doesn't necessarily indicate an actual problem-- a lot of times a controller just misses a beat, and causes itself or the other controllers on the databus to set a false "glitch" code. This is just the nature of the beast.
I don't have my code chart here at home, but a quick review from CRS*:
Most of your recent ENG codes are "dirty fuel filter" codes. Change both fuel filters. Several are related to "hot" shutdowns. Idle down the engine for a couple of minutes to cool off the turbo before you shut the engine off. HA, that engine controller sure "squeals" on the operator's maintenance and operating habits, don't it! and all of you farmers say you NEVER do that ;)
You have a lot of "lost communication" codes on several controllers. You might have some dirty databus electrical connections, or one of your databus terminators might be failing.
ARM code = PTO or hitch up/down switch; can't remember all of them at home. If the PTO and up/down work, it's just another of those glitch codes.
TRANS codes include some related to regulated pressure. Pay attention to these!! 1) Get the regulated pressure tested and set to specs with hot oil every time a dealer service tech is around the tractor. I can't overstress how important it is to keep the regulated pressure within specs on these MX Magnums-- ALL OF THEM from 1999 to the newest ones that rolled off the factory floor in Racine, WI today. This is easier on the JJA0105000 and above serial numbers--if you hold down the "reset" button for 4 seconds, you will read, in no particular order, trans temperature, regulated pressure, and battery voltage. Hold the reset button down to advance from one reading to the next one. 2) Have the current TRANS controller software downloaded, have the dealer heat up the trans oil to about 140 degrees, and have the TRANS clutches recalibrated. Some of the older software versions would set false regulated pressure codes, and this also helps compensate for powershift clutch wear.
Posted 4/1/2008 08:49 (#347143 - in reply to #347064) Subject: Re: Case ih guru,s help needed
well what do you expesct letting 15 year old kids raise hell with it out in the field
when we had the 8310 jd on the feed wagon the old man would shout off the engine with the tractor still rolling
is there any wonder i dont ever get caught up
our moto is drive it break it park it lol
called down south for a price on hytran yesterday$565 for 55 gal up north it was 480 for 55 gal batery was 135 down there 105 up north so im going north in a bit to load the old pickup up with stuff