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Old 03-07-2005, 08:46 PM   #1
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Hehr vent repair?

I was able to free up my lifters and they are working great. Unfortunately I am missing the small hinge that attaches to the lid on one of the lifters. Is there another type of hinge I could possibly use? What if I took the hinge off the other side and just attached the lifter rods straight to the lid with epoxy or something? That might be to difficult to raise though. I will be using an aftermarket lid since mine is missing.
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Old 03-07-2005, 09:35 PM   #2
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The original hinge allows for freedom of movement in case you would want to open one end or the other or if you don't open both ends at the same time. Leaving the hinge out and making it rigid would be a problem. I don't have an extra hinge or I would help you out.

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Old 03-08-2005, 12:19 AM   #3
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I was able to free up my lifters and they are working great.
How'd you do that? I've soaked mine in every possible solvent, and they're still frozen solid...any ideas?
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Uwe,

I think you need to remove the pin. There must be something jammed up in the spiral track. You pry it out with a jackknife.

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Old 03-08-2005, 05:38 PM   #5
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I was able to free mine up with Liquid wrench.
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Ok, I pried the pins out. Still no move.
I soaked the newfound acces hole with some penetrating oil, will see what happens tomorrow.
Thanks for the tip!!
This just might work.
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I had one that was stuck and would not turn so I removed it from the lid then popped off the cap at the square end and unscrewed the cover off of it. Then I took a torch and lightly applied heat to it and got it to turn . If you apply too much heat you will melt it. Now just put a light coating of grease on once a year to keep them free.

Andy sells a replacement one if you can't get yours to work.
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My lifters work great. But I'm trying to remove them to paint them and also to attach the vent cover to it.

What's the best way to get them off the trailer?
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Hi Tim ~

There are two arms that come out from the bracket attached to the vent frame that hold the lifters in at the bottom. Pry these apart with a flathead screwdriver. They are quite rigid but can be convinced to comply.

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Thanks Brad.

If we are thinking about the same thing, I tried that but could not get the part that the handle attaches to up and out of the mount.

Does it just need a little more convicing
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Tim,

You're prying in the wrong place. Put the screwdriver between the little arm coming off the frame and the bottom of the cylinder. It's about 90 degrees from where your arrow points.

It looks like it's a through rivet, but it's not. It's just a pin like Brad says.

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Thanks Brad.

If we are thinking about the same thing, I tried that but could not get the part that the handle attaches to up and out of the mount.

Does it just need a little more convicing
Hi Tim,

Slip a small screwdriver into the space marked " B "...

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pry outward until the pin marked " A " clears the riser assembly, repeat on other side and on 2nd riser.
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Hi all,
This issue doesn't affect me, but I'm always impressed by the helpful responses found here, diagrams and all! Keep it up.
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Perfect guys!

It just fell out nicley. Works good when you do it the right way.

Thanks a bunch!
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