Coleman lift system issues Help!

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  1. Gongon2

    Gongon2 New Member

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    It is 3/8 drive.
     
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    WrkrBee Well-Known Member

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    Spray a penetrate, like PB Blaster, into the tube to help break the rust down. Let it sit for an hour or so.

    As mentioned above, you could epoxy a cheap extension into the socket and hope it holds. Using vise grips on the extension, jack the socket out with a screwdriver.
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    This may work as long as the socket was not driven in trying to reach the nut. This would be easier with a 1/2" drive, but try with the 3/8" drive. Use a small bolt or steel rod and cut to about 5/8" long. You may want to file a small middle notch around the rod/bolt to prevent slippage. Tie paracord around the rod/bolt tight with half hitches, or some small knots (they have to pass through the 3/8" drive hole). Place one end of the rod/bolt into a small hollow tube, and push the rod/bolt and paracord through the 3/8" drive hole and past the socket. Now remove the hollow tube. The rod/bolt should now jam in the socket and allow you to jack the socket out, looping the paracord around a large screwdriver.
     
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    silvermickey2002 Morris County, NJ

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    When you take it all apart PLEASE make sure to clean the clutch assembly well!!! Any grease in the clutch will cause slippage. Clean everything with brake cleaner. It is amazing how much dirt will come off. Also, make sure to put something under there to catch all the brake cleaner and dirt so it doesn't go on the ground.
     
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    tfischer Well-Known Member

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    Another scary thing is those cables are rubbing hard against the hole that they're supposed to be traveling through. Please inspect them carefully to make sure they aren't worn beyond being safe.
     
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    Only because the whiffletree has twisted - oriented correctly, the cables won't rub at all.
     
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    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    As for the floor ........ add a strip of metal to the bottom of the floor and grease it well. Then carefully check the bottom cover. the pulling bar should ride on that not the top anyway. IIRC the pulling bar had little plastic buttons on it to help glide across the lower cover.
     
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    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    I was going to say that maybe you could just remove the cables and reinstall them in the correct order ....... but those nuts look like they would be a problem, even if soaked well with penetrating oil.
    This is what I would try. With a 2X4 and a jack lift up the floor so you can flip the pull bar 180 so the cables are straight.

    There is adjustment at the pulleys for the cables if needed.
     
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    Right. But damage may already be done to the cables.
     

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