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I'm not 100% why- of my two, one was welded, one had plates put in instead of welds and only one of them had the rear steering rack still in place. Highly doubt finding this rear rack will be easy but improved steering is required without it somehow. I am reinstalling it on the "plated" one and will update with results.Hopefully I'm in the right place to ask this question. If not I apologize in advance and would appreciate being directed to the right place. My question is, when looking at the Growlers not being auctioned on Gov Planet, I see that many have the rear steering linkage welded to the frame. Does anyone know why they are doing that to the vehicle? Is there a problem with the rear steering? Thanks in advance!
Thanks Cutch! I'm thinking about trying to get one, so I would be very interested in any thing you find out.I'm not 100% why- of my two, one was welded, one had plates put in instead of welds and only one of them had the rear steering rack still in place. Highly doubt finding this rear rack will be easy but improved steering is required without it somehow. I am reinstalling it on the "plated" one and will update with results.
Try the rear steering in first gear- just got mine working but only in first gear and only joystick. Same issues on various codes but this so far is all I've been able to get working with the original steering box (joystick box) and was not able to use the replacement box in the spare parts crate (it has a connector the original does not have and unclear where it goes). It seems the steering system is looking for codes from the shifter as far as gears and telling it when to lock/unlock rear steering.Hello Dave,
My 1161 steering problem was solved when I elevated it. Steering is terrible in the "down" position. If your air system is working, raise the machine to get full steering.
FWIW, removed the rear-steer welds, but have an "error" lite flashing so can't activate the system until I find the reason. It appears the rear-steer lock / unlock is air or pneumatic
and the rear-steer piston is hydraulic. Gotta clear that error lite before it'll work, I think.
Yes the rear steer switch active and power on at the joystick. Works in hi/lo 2 or 4 but only in 1st and reverse AND after you center it i have to reset by flipping power to clear codes and start working again. I have wiring diagram and test procedure that was in the spare parts crate that I have scanned and attached here. Hope it helps and keep us posted.View attachment LSV Docs.pdfGood Afternoon,
My rear steering is not functional. Since you said it works in 1st and reverse, I no longer get a fault indication. That was important to know!! Are you in a low or high range, 4 wheel or 2 wheel? The switch mounted next to the blank on the instrument panel is removed. It was labeled something like R Steering Pwr, I think. The label and switch are gone. A blank fills the switch hole now. Behind the "TERRAIN MOBILIZER" panel is a 2 pin male connector (red and black wires) that is unused. I have metered for voltage at the "air valve" for the "unlock piston" and there is no voltage to that solenoid. So, the controller is not activating the air solenoids. My question; do you have that Rear-Steer switch active on your M1161? If you do and it's part of the control system that is my problem. I find no voltage between the two pins on that connector that may have gone to the missing switch but I hesitate to do anything as the Joy Stick box has an encapsulated control circuit inside and damage could happen. Any input is appreciated.
Here are two pics of the pins I believe you are referencing-This is just great information. Many, many thanks. We've been trying to find the "locking pins" referred to on the warning sticker above the shift.
Did you find their location? We're absolutely stumped on where they could be!