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Case IH CX-100 Troubleshooting

The Case IH CX100 is a 2WD or 4WD tractor from CX utility series. This model was manufactured between 1998 and 2002. The components of Case IH CX-100 powerline system: a 244 cubic inches (4 L) Perkins 1004.40T 4-cylinder direct injection turbocharged diesel engine with a rated power of 101 hp (74.6 kW), and synchro shuttle transmission with 8 forward and 8 reverse gears or powershift transmission with 16 forward and 8 reverse gears.

The maximum travel speed (forward/reverse): 24.4 mph (39.2 km/h) and 22.1 mph (35.5 km/h). The open center hydraulic system includes a gear pump with rated fluid flow of 15.7 gal/min (59.4 l/min). The hydraulic pressure is 173 bar (2500 psi).

The Case IH CX100 is equipped with a hydrostatic steering system, differential hydraulic wet disc brakes, 7.50x16 (2WD) or 13.6R24 (4WD) front tyres, and 16.9x34 (2WD) or 18.4R34 (4WD) rear tyres. The wheelbase is 92.3" (2340 mm) for 2WD models and 93.7" (2370 mm) for 4WD models.

Engine Troubleshooting
Engine hard to start or won't start

Air in the fuel pipes - Bleed the fuel pipes.
Clogged fuel filter - Replace filter element.
Dirty or damaged injection nozzles - Check injection nozzles and replace if required.
Water in the fuel system - Change fuel and repair fuel system.
Improper valve clearance - Adjust to proper valve clearance.
Fuel injection pump is broken - Repair or change injection pump.

Diesel starts and stops

Air filter is clogged - Install new air filter element.
Fuel filter element is clogged - Filter maintenance required.
Fuel injection pump has loose connections - Tighten the connections.
Damaged or clogged injectors - Replace or clean fuel injectors.
Faulty fuel injection pump - Repair or install a new fuel pump.

Engine stalls while running

Engine not warmed up - Warm up engine as required.
Dirty fuel filter - Change the filter element.
Air in the fuel lines - Bleed the fuel lines.
Clogged injection nozzle - If necessary, replace with a new nozzle.
Wrong setting of fuel injection pump timing - Use the correct fuel injection pump timing adjustment.

Engine stalls at idle

Wrong adjustment of low idle speed - Need to adjust idle speed.
Fuel injection pump is not working correctly - Change or repair the pump.
Fuel injector fault - Replace or clean fuel injectors.
Valve clearance is not correct - Adjust to proper valve clearance.

Engine lacks power

Air cleaner is dirty - Replace air filter element.
Clogged injection nozzle - Replace injection nozzles.
Incorrect fuel injection pressure - Repair or replace injection pump.
Incorrect valve clearance - Adjust valve clearance according to specifications.
Low idle speed adjustment is incorrect - Correct low idle adjustment.
Restricted fuel hoses or lines - Service fuel hoses and lines.
Cylinder head gasket defective - Cylinder-head gasket replacement required.
Leaking or defective piston rings - Install new piston rings.

Engine is overheated

Lack of coolant in cooling system - Add coolant fluid to cooling system and also check it for leaks.
Insufficient engine oil - Fill up the engine oil.
Damaged radiator cap or dirty radiator core - Clean radiator or change cap.
Broken or loose fan belt - Replace as required.
Engine is running overloaded - Reduce load or shift to lower gear.

Insufficient oil pressure

Engine oil insufficient - Checking oil level and add if necessary.
Clogged oil filter element - Replace or clean engine oil filter element.
Improper type of engine oil - Use oil of proper viscosity.
Crankshaft bearing oil clearance is incorrect - Change bearings.
Oil pump malfunction - Repair or change.

Engine knocking sound or abnormal noise

Not enough engine oil - Fill the crankcase with engine oil.
Engine not warmed up - Warm up engine as required.
Timing of fuel injection pump is incorrect - Adjust the pump as required.
Wrong adjustment of low idle speed - Adjust low idle speed.
Fuel injectors are dirty or defective - Replace fuel injectors.
Faulty or misaligned connecting rod - Connecting rod needs to be replaced or aligned.
Worn or broken pistons - Install new pistons.

Transmission Troubleshooting
Insufficient transmission oil pressure

Insufficient transmission fluid - Fill the transmission housing to proper fluid level.
Transmission oil filter element clogging (if equipped) - Clean or change transmission oil filter.
Stuck relief valve - Install a new relief valve.

Excessive transmission noise

Low oil level - Fill the transmission housing with oil.
Transmission fluid is contaminated - Fill up with fresh transmission fluid.
Damaged gears or incorrect backlash - Install new gears and adjust backlash properly.
Bearings are cracked or worn - Faulty bearings should be replaced.
Shift forks are worn or bent - Change the shift forks.
Shaft splines are worn or stuck - Shaft need to be replaced.

Gears are hard to shift

Rusty or worn gear shift linkage - Shift linkage need to be replaced.
Worn or damaged gear shift forks - Replace the shift forks.
Gearshift mechanism is damaged - Replace or repair the mechanism.
Unadjusted or worn clutch - Adjust clutch or change if necessary.

External fluid leaks

Too much oil in transmission - Drain the excess oil.
Worn seals or gaskets - Replace worn seal or gaskets.

Hydraulic System Troubleshooting
Hydraulic fluid pressure is insufficient

Low hydraulic oil level - Need to add oil.
Clogged hydraulic oil filter element - Install a new hydraulic filter element.
Faulty hydraulic pump - Replace or repair hydraulic fluid pump.
Hydraulic control valve block is not set properly - Use the proper setting.
Hydraulic cylinder is faulty - Change or repair hydraulic cylinder.
Leaks in hydraulic lines - Check the system and repair leaks.

Hydraulic system overheating

Main relief valve failure - Change relief valve.
Incorrect hydraulic fluid type - Fill up with the proper type of fluid.
Hydraulic fluid contamination - Change hydraulic fluid.
Air trapped in hydraulic system - Bleed air from system.

3-point hitch fails to lift or lifts slowly

Excessive loading on the hitch - Reduce the load is required.
Low hydraulic oil level - Fill the system to proper hydraulic oil level.
Hydraulic oil filter element is clogged - Clean the hydraulic filter or install new filter element.
Hydraulic pump is defective - Replace or repair hydraulic oil pump.
Faulty main relief valve - Install a new relief valve.
Damaged hydraulic spool valve - Install a new hydraulic valve or repair it.
Defective hydraulic cylinder - Replace or repair hydraulic cylinder.
Loose or broken suction pipe - Retighten or replace pipe.

Three-point hitch cannot be dropped or dropping is too slow

Not adjusted hydraulic spool valve - Need to adjust spool valve.
Broken hydraulic cylinder - Replace or repair hydraulic cylinder.
The 3-point hitch is not adjusted - Adjust as required.
Hitch cross shaft is worn - Install a new shaft.

Hitch lift or lower is jerky

Air in the hydraulic system - Air bleeding.
Hydraulic fluid is contaminated - Fill up with new hydraulic fluid.
Damaged hydraulic pump - Change or repair hydraulic oil pump.
Damaged hydraulic control valve - Install a new hydraulic valve or repair it.
Hydraulic cylinder malfunction - Replace or repair hydraulic cylinder.

Steering Troubleshooting
Difficult steering

Damaged or incorrectly assembled steering column - Replace steering column or assemble correctly.
Air in steering system - Air-bleed steering system.
Incorrect toe-in - Adjust toe-in properly.
Uneven wear on front tires - Replace the tires.
Worn steering pump - Replace or repair steering pump.
Worn or stuck pump flow control valve - Clean or install new control valve.
Steering fluid level is insufficient - Add oil to steering system.

Excessive play in steering

Steering column shaft or coupling is worn out - Replace faulty part.
Worn steering pump - Steering pump needs to be repaired or replaced.
Steering linkage parts are loose or worn - Replace or repair steering linkage.

Tractor is pulling to right or left

Front tyres wear unevenly - Change the tyres.
Improper toe-in - Check toe-in and correct.
Worn or loose steering linkage joints - Repair or change steering linkage.
Improperly adjusted or defective front hub bearings - Adjust properly or change bearings.

Electrical Troubleshooting
Battery is not charging

Corroded or loose cable connections - Tighten or service cable connections.
Faulty battery terminal clamps - Install new terminal clamps.
Battery is defective - Battery replacement required.
Defective or loose belt - Belt needs to be adjusted or replaced.

Starter cranks slow

Low battery output - Battery needs to be recharged.
Battery drains quickly - Service battery or change it.
Bad terminals or disconnected battery cables - Check cable connections and change or clean terminals.

Starter is not cranking

Battery is drained or defective - Need to charge or replace the battery.
Wiring is incorrectly connected or disconnected - Inspect wiring and connect correctly.
Battery power is low - Charge the battery.
Starter motor failure - Repair or install a new starter.



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