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LX and LXI (Unique Issues) If you have a unique issue with your LX or LXI model coach and it can't be answered in one of the other forums here, then this is where you can list it, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THOSE ISSUES INVOLVED WITH ANY LAWSUIT.....list your LX and LXI Parts here too.

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Old 12-09-2016
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Hey Guys,

I know I've been kinda quiet here since my wife and I drove our new-to-us 2003 LX40 cross country on its delivery trip the first part of this year, but I have been busy. In between cancer treatments I've been fiddling here and there with our coach (pictures and story of the improvements I've done to follow soon), and we have also been out on the road for a number of short trips here in Washington State.

Here is a pretty doggone bonehead question: Where is the hydraulic reservoir (that I assume includes the power steering - if not, I need location of the both the power steering pump & reservoir and the main hydraulic system)? I seem to have not paid attention to that part of my delivery indoctrination as I can't remember squat about that subject. I need to know what hydraulic fluid to add for the main system (slide out, radiator fan, etc) and power steering system if separate. Last week when I drove the Bird home from our last outing, the hydraulic pump was making a **** of a lot noise at a cold start after sitting idle for three weeks. Until things warmed up the power steering would cut in and out....I know, shame shame for letting the fluid get low, but I don't even know where to check for proper level, etc.

Many thanks to anyone who can help we with this one.

Jon
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is there a big blue tank at the curb side rear corner of you LX? that's where mine is. My system calls for Rando 32 I believe. I get it at O Rileys Auto.
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[QUOTE=BigJon;363549]Hey Guys,

I know I've been kinda quiet here since my wife and I drove our new-to-us 2003 LX40 cross country on its delivery trip the first part of this year, but I have been busy. In between cancer treatments I've been fiddling here and there with our coach (pictures and story of the improvements I've done to follow soon), and we have also been out on the road for a number of short trips here in Washington State.

Here is a pretty doggone bonehead question: Where is the hydraulic reservoir (that I assume includes the power steering - if not, I need location of the both the power steering pump & reservoir and the main hydraulic system)? I seem to have not paid attention to that part of my delivery indoctrination as I can't remember squat about that subject. I need to know what hydraulic fluid to add for the main system (slide out, radiator fan, etc) and power steering system if separate. Last week when I drove the Bird home from our last outing, the hydraulic pump was making a **** of a lot noise at a cold start after sitting idle for three weeks. Until things warmed up the power steering would cut in and out....I know, shame shame for letting the fluid get low, but I don't even know where to check for proper level, etc.

Many thanks to anyone who can help we with this one.

Jon[/QUOTE Jon look at back engine compartment big blue reservoir fill and dip stick on top maybe sticker for type fluid too mind uses HD 32 Hydraulic also read on wog about fluids too
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Is the hydraulic pump piggy backed on the air compressor like on the 300 Cummins???
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Is the hydraulic pump piggy backed on the air compressor like on the 300 Cummins???
Larry it has a PTO driven Pump. Mounted on the curb side of the transmission.
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Many thanks to Rick and CWDLB62 - I located the tank, and the fill/dipstick port and added about 1/2 gal of HD32 hydraulic oil to get it to "cold full" on the dipstick.

Jon
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Jon,

Are you aware of the spline wear problem on the pto and hydraulic pump that the LX and LXI coaches (and some other BB's) have? Mine was ready to fail at 56,000 mi. Other coaches have been better and some worse. Search for further info.
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Randy has a tread on here telling how to fix dat think they are running a line with trans fluid to keep it lubricated
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