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A coil removal???

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by bluemonster, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. bluemonster

    bluemonster Junior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 11

    Have an E60H lift and need to remove and replace the "A" coil as plow will not lower and this is where troubleshooting has led me. I have a black plastic modular coil stamped with "genuine Meyer part" but after removing the top nut cannot get the coil to come off the cartridge stem. Tried a bit of leverage but don,t want to apply too much force. Is there a trick to removing the coils from the stems, will only slide up about a quarter of an inch! Any suggestions appreciated
     
  2. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,626

    Once the bolt is removed they should pretty mach fall right off. Very uncommon to have a swollen A valve but if this is the case it will take some prying to get it off. If A valve is swollen you will also need to replace the valve.
     
  3. bluemonster

    bluemonster Junior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 11

    Thanks, will give it some additional persuasion. Tight quarters though,
     
  4. Boomer123

    Boomer123 Senior Member
    Messages: 339

    I had one I had to use channel locks to get to move the other two just slid right off.
     
  5. bluemonster

    bluemonster Junior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 11

    When you say slide off, you mean just pull off the top right? I have tried to pry with a screwdriver and pull up with pliers. Am I going about this the right way? Seems so simple.
     
  6. Boomer123

    Boomer123 Senior Member
    Messages: 339

    Yup like I said one I had to use channel locks to rock back and forth on one and it eventually came loose. The other two slid right off after I took the retaining nut off the top.
     
  7. bluemonster

    bluemonster Junior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 11

    Thanks much
     
  8. goel

    goel PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,079

    I have never had any luck getting just the coil off. Always seem to have ones that have swelled and have to replace the whole thing for A, B and C's. Lucky to have 1 go per year, between 4 pumps - so thats not too bad.
     
  9. bluemonster

    bluemonster Junior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 11

    Thanks for the advice. Forced the coil off and replaced it and the cartridge. All set now. Much appreciated.
     
  10. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,626

    Was the valve swollen? If so and you didn't damage the coil you may want to keep it as a spare.
     
  11. bluemonster

    bluemonster Junior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 11

    The cartridge got bent while forcing the coil off. Told by the dealer from whom I got the OEM replacement that when the coil shorts out it generates enough heat to distort (melt) the plastic lining in the coil preventing it from simply sliding off. Was the case here, and he correctly recommended my purchasing both coil and cartridge as a kit before I walked out the door. He was not confident it would come off without damage, and was right, $98 later.....