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Default 1985fc rear levelors

blewout rear levelor seal, removed levelor but can't figure out disassembly. It appears it was sealed then welded together???? anyone been here?
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There is a pipe plug with Allen head in the bottom of leveler. If you remove it you can see inside the tube at a bolt with a straight slot head. It will be very tight. Remove it and the tube comes out. Good luck
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Thanks John, couldn't get that bolt out and didn't want to apply heat until I knew where to go
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Might take quite a heating. HWH used plenty of thread lock compound on mine. You can also grind weld off cap on top and reweld when you're ready to rebuild.
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I couldn't get hex bolt for the foot loose, half inch air gun @ 140lbs, got em soaking in blaster for the night. thanks again
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I have the same issue. The allen was 9/16" and with adapters had it on my 1" air tool. I broke the allen-socket. I've order another one, harder, and will try again.

BUT, I'm taking Terry Angelino's advice, VERY hot then douse with cold water before attempting. I used a propane torch before, not hot enough. This time oxy/ace

Also, I left the jack on the bus for support. Too hard to try and brace that on a work bench. You can easily stiff in spacers (wedges) in the springs to remove them. I'll get back to that soon.
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I feel your pain!!
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I have the same issue. The allen was 9/16" and with adapters had it on my 1" air tool. I broke the allen-socket. I've order another one, harder, and will try again.

BUT, I'm taking Terry Angelino's advice, VERY hot then douse with cold water before attempting. I used a propane torch before, not hot enough. This time oxy/ace

Also, I left the jack on the bus for support. Too hard to try and brace that on a work bench. You can easily stiff in spacers (wedges) in the springs to remove them. I'll get back to that soon.
Old fashioned wooden clothespins work good for wedges.
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I welded a bolt into the Allen slot and used a break over to get it out. Combined heat and force worked good. Replaced with new plug.
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I welded a bolt into the Allen slot and used a break over to get it out. Combined heat and force worked good. Replaced with new plug.
If heating and cooling doesn't work or I break another allen that will be my next step... last step involves a plasma cutter. I don't like to lose!
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