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#12839104 - 07/23/18 04:02 PM 90 Etec 2006 Tilt Troubles
Khornet Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 08/25/06
Posts: 4
Loc: Fort Worth
I knowingly bought this tilt problem 3 years ago and decided to repair it as I have no trailer. Pump motor works and seals were allowing hydraulic fluid to pass over piston creating a fluid lock mess. I've replaced the seals and o rings inside piston and end cap and the unit accepted about 8 oz of fluid, but will not lift or lower more than a few degrees. It acts like it needs more fluid, but using a comealong to raise still doesn't seem to allow addition of more fluid. Manual bypass seals look good. Any ideas or recommendations for a good mechanic in the Athens area? Maybe a hydraulic pathway plugged or usual problem to these single ram units?

#12840918 - 07/24/18 10:41 PM Re: 90 Etec 2006 Tilt Troubles [Re: Khornet]
Farrside Offline

Registered: 08/27/15
Posts: 28
Have you checked the relief screw. I'd start there and make sure it closed other wise it just bypasses so you could lift by hand.

#12843556 - 07/26/18 10:03 PM Re: 90 Etec 2006 Tilt Troubles [Re: Khornet]
Dawson Hefner Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/10/09
Posts: 2972
Loc: Brownsboro, Tx
Purge the air out of it.
Licensed guide Dawson Hefner
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#12845114 - 07/28/18 08:39 AM Re: 90 Etec 2006 Tilt Troubles [Re: Khornet]
Khornet Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 08/25/06
Posts: 4
Loc: Fort Worth
Thanks for the replies. The manual bypass screw is tight. I will borrow a trailer and haul it out so I can try more effectively to purge the air and get a full fluid fill. Working on it hanging in the slip is a back killer. Maybe soon.....


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