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How do you test solenoids? If you want to check and find out which one is messed up, i got three per pump for example. I know its a solenoid, because batteries have been tested and all are good. I get a click when i hit the rear switch and that's all. I would assume no one replaces all three, there must be a way to check one by one to see which one is stuck. Anyone want to give me a how-to???
 

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Cheap ass, replace all 3 :uh:
 

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Originally posted by MUFASA@Feb 15 2010, 06:25 PM~16620736
Cheap ass, replace all 3 :uh:
Why do that, just let him replace the 1 solenoid and the others will soon blow next or get stuck and burn up his motor, or blow the seals in the pumphead or pressure seal..or both seals maybe even a shaft seal then oil will get into the motor and possible catch fire...
 

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Originally posted by KINGFISH_CUSTOMS@Feb 15 2010, 09:29 PM~16623378
Why do that, just let him replace the 1 solenoid and the others will soon blow next or get stuck and burn up his motor, or blow the seals in the pumphead or pressure seal..or both seals maybe even a shaft seal then oil will get into the motor and possible catch fire...
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Originally posted by MUFASA@Feb 15 2010, 05:25 PM~16620736
Cheap ass, replace all 3 :uh:
:roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: tell 'em... :thumbsup: If one is bad the other's are not to far behind it......
 

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LMAO. If he didnt get the point, I sure did. Im never replacing just one again. :biggrin:
 

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yep learnt the hard way replace all in that bank
 

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learn how 2 use a multi meter, honestly with lowriders i personally believe it is only a benifit if you are familiar with them,


theres alot of nolan ryan parts pitchers out there better to know what the problem is than just pitch parts at your setup trust me go buy a cheap craftsman meter and learn this stuff

use the ohm scale with audio so when the noids click you hear a beep telling u its good
 

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Originally posted by KINGFISH_CUSTOMS@Feb 15 2010, 11:29 PM~16623378
Why do that, just let him replace the 1 solenoid and the others will soon blow next or get stuck and burn up his motor, or blow the seals in the pumphead or pressure seal..or both seals maybe even a shaft seal then oil will get into the motor and possible catch fire...
:uh:
 

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sometimes the bad one will sound diffferant.
 

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I just said this in a different topic, but doesn't it make sense that if power is going through to the motor, that all of them are stuck? If only 2 are stuck, the 3rd one will still disconnect power, right?

Or am I the retarded one? never got why solenoids were ran in series anyways.
 

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Originally posted by AndrewH@Feb 16 2010, 09:01 PM~16633013
I just said this in a different topic, but doesn't it make sense that if power is going through to the motor, that all of them are stuck? If only 2 are stuck, the 3rd one will still disconnect power, right?

Or am I the retarded one? never got why solenoids were ran in series anyways.
yup all 3 need to be stuck to get power to the motor, its a god idea to ohm them out for the seaon to check
 

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Originally posted by AndrewH@Feb 16 2010, 07:01 PM~16633013
I just said this in a different topic, but doesn't it make sense that if power is going through to the motor, that all of them are stuck? If only 2 are stuck, the 3rd one will still disconnect power, right?

Or am I the retarded one? never got why solenoids were ran in series anyways.
what I never really understood is why both contacts in the solenoid are made from the same material(copper) couldnt they make it out of 2 different types of materials that dont stick together,..... :dunno: maybe cost of production???...
 

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Originally posted by AndrewH@Feb 16 2010, 07:01 PM~16633013


Or am I the retarded one ?
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Originally posted by DanielDucati@Feb 16 2010, 08:40 PM~16634568
what I never really understood is why both contacts in the solenoid are made from the same material(copper) couldnt they make it out of 2 different types of materials that dont stick together,..... :dunno: maybe cost of production???...
Accumax , posts are copper, contact plate/ washer is plated
 

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Originally posted by buggsyjackrabbit@Feb 16 2010, 11:35 PM~16634464
yup all 3 need to be stuck to get power to the motor, its a god idea to ohm them out for the seaon to check
So how again do you check for the bad ONE?
:dunno: :dunno:
 

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Originally posted by jsozae@Feb 16 2010, 08:48 PM~16634698
So how again do you check for the bad ONE?
:dunno:  :dunno:
Disconnect ur main power to the noids. Test the outer main contacs using ohm meter. Should read infinite. Now have someone tap the switch, should zero out on the meter. This is if they r good. If they are stuck, u will get a zero reading without tapn the switch...
 

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he didnt say they were stuck, just a click sound .
 
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