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Old 04-29-2012, 07:16 PM
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Replace or rebuild the angle rams?

I have a 99 Cherokee with a 6'-6" Meyer old style mount with the E-47 pump. Anyways I just changed the fluids and found some water in the angle rams. The rams were pitted when I bought it so I suspect that is why. I only used it 4 times this year which once was 23" of snow. I want to solve this problem before it causes damage to the pump. Is it more cost efficient to replace the angle rams or to have a hydraulic shop rebuild them?

The rams are pitted on the ends and I did use steel wool and oil last December to clean it up for the short term knowing I need to address that issue soon.
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:54 AM
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Those are pretty cheap to replace the whole ram if they are 1 1/2 x 10 cylinders. We have them for 74.83 on the front page of our website
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:15 AM
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The rams were pitted when I bought it so I suspect that is why. Is it more cost efficient to replace the angle rams or to have a hydraulic shop rebuild them? .
If you need to replace the pistons as well as the packings it would be cheaper to buy new ones. ESI has aftermarkets cheap as do a lot of other people including your local dealer.
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:38 PM
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X2 on replacing the whole assm. Cheaper and faster
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:58 PM
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Ok thanks for the help guys. I will keep them as emergency spares and buy two new ones.
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:07 PM
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When I put the new angle rams in do I need to flush them as I would for my end of season storage?

Also do I need to add fluid to them when compressed to get all the air out?
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:11 PM
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No no need to flush them.....what i usually do when doing a drain and fill is use a floor jack, jack up plow and then angle both ways. Refill fluid....repeat then raise the ram when all air is out of the angle rams
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