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JD 314 Hydrostat Problems (Help Anyone?)

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Hey all. I recently purchased an older JD314 as a fun rebuild project. It smoked a little and leaked a little hydrostatic fluid right off the bat. I did the rebuild a couple months after I bought it and everything seemed to work fine until I started to notice a huge decrease in power that would occur after the engine had warmed up. A few weeks later, I discovered my tractor sitting in a pool of hydrostatic fluid.

Could my power loss problem be related to a failing hydrostat, or are these most likely separate issues?

Also, does anyone know if these hydrostats can be rebuilt / have access to a service manual?

Any suggestions would be helpful.
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Get that leak fixed, then worry about what's up with the power. If you're low on hydro oil, that could feel like power loss. Check around the rear axels and see if it's coming from there, or check all the hydro lines. Rubber tends to rot after 30 years.
Service manuals can be bought from JD, or sometimes ebay.
Get familiar with the JD parts catalog...
enter your model # and hit find. Look in the sectional index.
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