Hi again. So Iím back troubleshooting this. I drained the milky hydraulic fluid and removed the inspection plate with dipstick. When I drop the control lever down there is zero resistance and even the control linkage inside doesnít move or hit resistance until the lever reached about maybe 1 1/2- 2 in from the bottom of the lever guide. Iím trying to understand the motion these items go through to figure out if something is stick and where that something may be. Looking at the shop manual could it be the exhaust control valve or intake intro valve? I suppose another question to help this is When the lever moves down where should it be hitting itís resistance? Or is it that the friction pad or something on the exterior is not correct? Before a novice like myself start thinking with the wrong items I figured I would ask for some trouble shooting. I received the tractor like this so I have no idea how long itís been like this.