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Western leaks fluid from Motor cover!!!

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by bxwildshot, Dec 6, 2002.

  1. bxwildshot

    bxwildshot Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Recently had to replace my motor on the hyraulic unit now It leaks fluid from th motor cover above the gasket Its got me a little confused . And to boot I tried to use it yesterday for the first time and the damn thing wouldn't go up all the way and it was straining my alternator. Any suggestions anyone?Thanks

    Eric L.
     
  2. Garagekeeper

    Garagekeeper Senior Member
    Messages: 459

    What Type Of Unit?

    Eric: What type of power unit are you working on? John
     
  3. hyperpack

    hyperpack Senior Member
    Messages: 108

    Pump Shaft Seal

    Must be the shaft seal.
     
  4. bxwildshot

    bxwildshot Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    its a western cable operated unit

    its a western cable operated unit and I just changed the shaft seal.
     
  5. Garagekeeper

    Garagekeeper Senior Member
    Messages: 459

    Oil Leakage

    Eric; if you have already changed the seal are you over filling the unit? The fluid level shouldn't really be as high as the base plate on the motor. John
     
  6. #1 plowtech

    #1 plowtech Senior Member
    Messages: 253

    When the seal is installed correctly,the "lip"of the seal faces out. You can also see the spring that sits in the seal that keeps the seal snug against the shaft. When fluid pressure from the reservoir is forced against the seal, the pressure actually forces the seal tighter against the shaft.(the same way a rear main crankshaft seal is used in your engine) Goodluck, PT.:waving: