John Deere 8960 tractor power steering problems

John Deere 8960 tractor power steering problems Problems

I am having steering issues with the John Deere 8960 tractor and the rear linkage and steering have a hesitation when engaging.
The rear glass hole cover looks a bit cloudy but fills the bottom hole completely.
When the tractor is running, the upper glass is half full, there is a noise that occurs approximately every 2 seconds, which must be like something banging.

I have not yet tested the bleed by turning left and right, nor have I checked the rod for bubbles, I will.

If you can think of any useful information, I would really appreciate it.

Power steering problems on a John Deere 8960 tractor.
The generic answers are the first that come to mind. Filter and / or fluid level / condition. Assuming you started there when the problems started.
Assuming also that your tractor is a 8960?

Your tractor’s pump (s), (one section supplies the steering, the other supplies the hydraulic system), share a common suction, supply and filter.
Apart from the state of the pump, this supply is the only thing that can affect both circuits. It is always possible for air to enter the feed.
My first idea would be to look for any oil leaks near the base of the filter, the oil suction tube, the hose that connects that tube to the inlet manifold,
or the O-rings that seal the manifold to the pump. Anywhere oil can escape, air can enter.

Your tractor is at least ten, possibly even twenty years old. Although it is not a fact that air suction is part or even part of your problem.
it cannot be overlooked. Once this is overcome, the pump outputs can be considered and tested.

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John Deere 8960 tractor power steering problems