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Hydraulics leak in steering system in front of 444

Becky Parker We recently purchased an ancient (1970's) Int. 444 diesel tractor. It has a hydraulic leak in the steering mechanism at the front of the tractor. Fluid squirts out when turning sharply.

Is the steering hydraulics part of the main hydraulic system of the rest of the tractor or is it separate?

Also, nothing in the main hydraulic system is labeled. I can't tell where to add hydraulic fluid or where to check the level or how to work on it.

Where can we find manuals or drawings or something like that to help?

Any help appreciated!

Leon Torkelson I also have a 444. The steering hydralics is part of the main hydralic system. To fill the hydralis system there is a square pipe plug behind and to the right of the seat. The hydralics on this tractor is all contained in this tower just below the seat, the hydralic pump attached to the engine, steering cylinder and lines going to there respective areas. There is a filter in a round tube about 7 inches long right in front of the shift lever. There is a suction screen in the bottom right front of the resivour, there is also a small screen on the valve body below the front edge of the seat to the left of center with a hex cap. has the manual. Thats where I got mine. Go to the CaseIH website and search for parts. When you get to the parts search page type in your model tractor (444) and you can view the parts diagrams,lists and print them too.
Becky Parker Thanks so much for all the info! You've been a huge help.
ashley glenn Thanks I read your info. what type fluid do you use

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