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Old 04-27-2021, 03:38 PM   #1
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Power Gear Solenoid Removal Help

Anyone know how to remove these valve solenoids? I saw instructions for a different set online, difference being the other ones had a nut on the top. I tried removing the black plastic cap that's on top but it wouldn't budge and I didn't want to force it.

The reason for removal is my left jacks slowly retract over a few days and before we know it we're all off kilter and I need to re-level by lowering the left side. I don't see any signs of an obvious leak so research has led me to believe it's the Solenoid valve letting fluid pass. I have tried to fully extend than retract to remove any air in the system but it still does it.



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I would suggest that the black plastic piece on top is the 'nut' that needs to be removed. It's probably tight on purpose.
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Old 04-27-2021, 09:53 PM   #3
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Agreed the nut will remove the coil. The cylinder and iron core will most likely be screwed into base built to a short hex nut. If that's very tight use a six point deep socket. Shouldn't be a problem but power to an open coil without iron or steel core will overheat very quickly. Kits are available for most jack solenoids.of you run to buy Orings make sure they are Vinton some plumbing ones are EPDM not comparable with oils.
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Sorry I wasn't too detailed in my question. I did get that plastic nut/cap off and the solenoid wouldn't budge. I tried all 3 of them thinking that maybe one was just stuck, but all 3 were the same. Black caps came off but solenoids still wouldn't move at all. If they are supposed to lift / twist off then I'll try again and use a little more force. I just needed to check to make sure that's how they do come off.
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Use a pair of channel locks to grab the square end and rotate back and forth to loosen it up. Should slide off the shaft
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Use a pair of channel locks to grab the square end and rotate back and forth to loosen it up. Should slide off the shaft



The whole post moved but it doesn't spin all the way around to take the whole thing off. Think I need to spray it with a penetrating oil.
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The aluminum block, (a manifold?) may have screws coming up from the bottom to hold the solenoids. I haven't worked on one exactly like this, but it looks like the black knobs would just hold the coils onto the solenoids. If you're turning those, and it didn't start leaking fluid everywhere, then that's probably not what's fastening the solenoid valves to the block.
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My solenoids slid up and off the post after wiggling them with channel locks. Maybe you can gently pry it up with a flat head screwdriver? Soak them in wd40 or penetrating oil maybe would help?
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OK, so if you can swap to solenoids and problem MOVES, you verified solendoid; if it does NOT move, leak is internal to cylinder seals between pressure side and reservoir and requires cylinder rebuild
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You may find this useful? https://store.lci1.com/shop-by-depar...parts.html?p=1
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