Thanks guys for all your help concerning the 580 Super E questions I had about a week ago. You've gotten me off to a good start and I have a couple more questions about the system now that I've done some diagnostic work.
The shuttle linkage is good and working. I disconnected the pigtail to the solenoid and still nothing happened. I pulled the solenoid off and that didn't help but I took note of the rod that the solenoid actuates on the shuttle. After proping the machine up with the backhoe stabilizers, I used a prybar to push the rod in and immediately the wheels started to spin. So I guess my questions are: is that the normal operation of the clutch disconnect? And is there a safe way to test the solenoid, like hooking one terminal to postive and one to negative and listening for the clicking of the magnet? I don't want to replace the solenoid if the problem could still be in the wiring or buttons.
thanks again for your help, I really appreciate it.