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Old 02-24-2013, 11:12 AM   #1
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Need advice about Power Gear Leveler...

Discovered a broken wire terminal on a hydraulic valve for my drivers side rear leveler. Here's a picture:



It's the terminal that red wire is suppose to connect to. It's broken off flush with the case but I think I can grind off enough plastic to solder to it. But here's my question...it would be easier to remove the solenoid before trying to grind off the plastic and I wonder how do I get it off? It looks like there is a plastic knob on the end but is that just a cap? Or should I reef on that with a pair of channel locks.

Anyone taken one of these coils off? How is it done? Oh, and is anything going to squirt oil at me when I remove it?

Thanks for any advice...
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Your setup is different than mine but I do work with solonoid coils all the time. from your picture, it looks like the black cap is threaded and probably just holds the coil on, Once removed the coil should just slip off but be sure not to power the coil when it is off the shaft. Coils are electromagnetic and will burn up quickly if power is applied when they are not mounted. Nothing will drain out when you remove it and do not use pliers, there is a fine wire coil under that plastic that could be damaged. Good luck.
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Thanks, Chuck, I'll give pulling that cap off a try.
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You may want to ask Power Gear. They respond quickly to email inquires. Info@powergearus.com
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Good idea, when I contacted them I sent them a picture...send them the one above.
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Hah, Cliff, I didn't even think about that because it's been my experience that with these older rigs, many of the manufacturers don't seem to know much about their own older stuff anymore. Or they try to sell you a new system. So I like to check the forums first for simple questions like mine.

But you're right, I should have sent an em to them first.
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Good idea, when I contacted them I sent them a picture...send them the one above.
Thanks, Cat320.

I'm down here in Mexico and there aren't a lot of RV parts here as I was just going to replace the coil. Checked with a Canadian that comes down every year with a bunch but he doesn't have the coil I need. So it becomes a DIY project.
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