Kubota SVL 75-2 Losing Power (5 Problems + Fixes)

A clogged inlet elbow, faulty hydraulic pump, worn-out solenoid, defective injection system, and error codes are the 5 major reasons why your Kubota SVL 75-2 is losing its power. 

Protecting your malfunctioning truck at the earliest stage is very important before it’s too late to be fixed. If you know how to handle the above issues then you can get it to start in no time. 

In this article, I am going to provide all the things you need to know to figure out what is wrong with your loader engine.

Quick Overview of Kubota SVL 75-2 Problems and Solutions

Problems Solutions
Clogged inlet elbow Clean out the inlet elbow and fuel filter.
Hydraulic pump issues Replace them with new one that has the same specification.
Solenoid problem Check the voltage and if it’s below 12 volts you have to get some new solenoids.
Defective fuel injector if there is fuel leakage then change all four of the fuel injector.
Error codes Match the error code you see on the dashboard with the manual and it will tell you what is wrong.

Now, without making any delay let’s see how you can navigate the problems in detail:

Why the Kubota SVL 75-2 Has No Power and Solutions

1. The Inlet Elbow Is Clogged

This is one of the most common fuel-related problems of Kubota svl 75-2 engines. You see, when the inlet elbow is clogged or the fuel filter is dirty it shuts down the machine immediately.

Moreover, it will cause the engine to lose power within minutes of turning it on.


This problem won’t be fixed until you clean out the inlet elbow. You have to dissemble the clamps and remove the inlet bolts on the injected pump and check if there is rust that is blocking the path. 

Carefully clean out all the debris and then reassemble them back. Also, don’t forget to clean out the water separator filter.

For more protection, you can replace the filter with a suitable inline strainer or filter at the bottom of the fuel tank if it’s too damaged.

As a result, the new one will catch all the debris, filter the fuel and protect your engine more efficiently.

After changing the filter and cleaning everything, it’s better if you can change the oil in the fuel tank as well.

Because if the previous fuel is already dirty and contains particles then it will quickly clog the new filters. 

2. Problem in Hydraulic Pump

If your Kubota engine has been in use for a long time then the hydraulic pumps can easily create problems because of being worn out or defective.

This is very normal, the longer it’s been in use the more damaged it becomes. Usually, after 2500 hours the hydraulic pumps start deteriorating and by 5000 hours it starts to create issues when starting the engine.

And without the pumps working abnormally your Kubota track loader is not going to take a start. 


There are many ways to tell if your pump has gone bad. For example, there will be fuel leakage both in the interior and exterior parts of the pump. In addition, the engine will heat up more quickly than normal.

And even if the truck moves, it will perform very slowly when the pump has gone very bad.

In this case, you should never try to run the engine when there is a pump failure. So, you have to check the pumps and replace them as soon as you notice the above issues. 

But not all kinds of hydraulic pumps are suitable for your Kubota truck. Kubota corporation manufactures their own equipment so just to be on the safe side, it will be the best option for your pump replacement.

3. Solenoid Problem 

If there is something wrong with the solenoid then your engine will definitely face shut-down problems. And if it eventually starts, it will randomly and continuously stop when operating.

If you don’t fix this problem soon, your tractor is mostly going to stop running at all and it will cause you repair work that is likely to cost you a lot.


One way to check the solenoid is by using a multimeter to measure the voltage. If you get the reading below 12 volts that means your solenoid needs to be replaced immediately.

But If the voltage is 12 or above that means nothing is wrong with the solenoid and you have to check for other issues.

4. Injector issues

After changing the fuel filter and the pumps if the Kubota svl 75-2 still won’t start then it can be due to injector failure. It usually starts making issues after the machine has been used for more than 5 years.

You see, fuel injectors deliver fuel to the engine at the time of starting the truck. So, if they are not right obviously it won’t provide the fuel to your engine and as a result, won’t start at all. 


If the fuel injector is dirty then the engine will misfire and cause vibrations throughout the whole vehicle. Moreover, it will keep the engine stalling at intervals and make weird clicking noises. 

In this case, you have to replace all four of the injectors because replacing only one injector will not solve the problem completely.

In addition, make sure to correct the injector compensation codes while you change the injectors.

5. Error Codes 

There are some combinations of numbers that indicate error codes which means there is something wrong with your engine. One of the most common error codes that people have reported is 024 on the Kubota SVL 75-2.

Ironically it’s quite common for the rodents, and squirrels to chew through various parts of your engine like wires, filters, and cables.

When this happens, the hydraulic system detects some kind of fault and shows this error code. 

Warning lights are yet another thing to look out for. If your Kubota tractor is having problems it will show red or yellow warning lights.


Check all the places where the damages can occur and replace the faulty cables and filters. You can also use tape over the sliced areas of the cables and then check if things have gone back to normal.

According to the forum “orange tractor talks” your machine will do an automatic regeneration when you run the engine over 1200 rpm which can take around 15-20 minutes.

There are many fault codes and each indicates different kinds of problems. You can see all the fault codes in the Kubota manual which has a list of error codes and its causes. It will tell you what is wrong according to the error code shown in the dashboard.

Also, for rodent and other animal disturbances, you can spray a rodent repellent on a regular basis on your machine and set traps around it. 

If the warning light starts to show up as red, you have to stop running the tractor right away because there is a major engine issue and you have to address it right away.

And if the light is yellow, it means there is something wrong like the engine needs an oil change or there are some emission problems. In this case, it needs your immediate attention but still, the engine is able to run for some time.

So, when the check engine light is on you have to look for overheating, try to tighten the gas cap, make sure the gas vent is clear, reduce some load off your tractor and decrease the speed.

If you have checked everything but still the warning light is up, you have to consult with your local Kubota dealer as soon as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much horsepower does a Kubota SVL75-2 have?

Kubota engines are very reliable when it comes to its power. The SVL 75-2 has a massive 74.3 horsepower. And the SVL 95-2s has 96.4 horsepower.

How many hours should a skid steer last?

On average a new skid steer lasts for about 5000 hours without any issues. After that, it starts to have some difficulties which is very normal. In this case, some of the machinery parts need to be changed or re-adjusted.

What is the lifting capacity of a Kubota SVL75-2?

Kubota SVL 75-2 provides maximum durability in the harshest conditions and has a huge lifting capacity of 2214 KG.


If we review this Kubota SVL75-2 with all its pros and cons, the only problem it has is the transmission drive which results in losing power.

Otherwise, it’s a wonderful machine to have that comes in at a better price than other loader truck brands and works very efficiently.

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