DeWalt hydraulic pumps
I got a '97 Wildwood 33SS in 2000, and to far, for the $ it's been a pretty reliable rig. I just had a problem with the slide. It hesitated the last few inches of travel and it took toggling a few minutes to get the last 3 inches. I suspected it might be low on fluid as the motor continued to run, but didn't sound stressed.
On the side of the pump it says DeWalt and if low on fluid, use any ATF. I went to the Wildwood manual and it doesn't say much about the slide. I got on line and found some people saying ATF is the way to go and others not. I stuck a pen in the resevour and it's about 1/2 way down and clear. Isn't ATF red? And how much should I put in?
Any advise would be appreciated. Nice to see "we" have a forum. I have been doing repairs and mods for the last 10 years on my own.