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Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: The Bluegrass State
Re: "Basics of Basics" Pump/motor disassembly and rebuild.
While working on my top cylinders, my pump/motor started dragging. Charged battery to make sure it was all the way up, but no help. Pulled my top motor and pump apart and it is surprisingly clean inside. No gunk, and gerator and ring came right out with no problem. Going to clean contact points as described by John, ordered o-ring kit from Camaro Central, and I'll put it back together this week to see what I have.
Thinking about installing a relay to help save the switch and hopefully make the motor work better. Also thinking about trying to replace seal/o-ring on leaking top cylinder, but afraid it won't last because I could see some pitting on the ram when it is extended. Doubtful that this could be sanded / polished out. Wouldn't have much to lose if it doesn't work.
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