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Does the fuel solenoind connect to anything inside the injection pump. I loosened mine and lifted it up a ways looking to see if there was fuel collecting in the cavety. There was none, so I re-inserted it straight in. I can't help but think it should hook into a slot or something. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.
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Gardner, It just sits on top of the shut of lever. Take those two bolts out, remove the wires and it will come right out.
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Rick,

Great, I just wanted to make sure I didn't mess it up when I was inspecting for fuel in the cavity.

So I would then assume the solenoid spring holds the fuel control closed. When the solenoid is energized it releases the fuel control. So if the solenoid was removed, the engine would run. Right?
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Gardner.
If I'm not mistaken, it's the other way around.
If your solonoid bites the dust, you can remove it, and pull the lever up, and it will be in the run position.(not sure though)
You may want to check the voltage to the solonoid, while you're there. I only had 10 1/2 volts going to mine, and anything under 10 volts won't energise the solonoid. I installed a relay, and tapped off of the Battery post on the alternator, through a 30 amp inline Blade fuse, and mounted the relay on the side of the A/C Compressor Bracket. Now I have full voltage, and it's a simple way to do it. Good Luck!
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I believe that is how it works.
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Uh-Oh, I have two opposing answers. So what is the proper solenoid installation procedure? do I need to take it out, pull up the fuel lever with some kind of bent wire or something, and somehow hook up the solenoid? Or do I just insert the solenoid and be done with it?

Does the solenoid pull the fuel lever up when energized, or does it push it down when not energized?

Jim,
I have a separate switch to control the solenoid, 12 volts for sure.
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Gardner, When I removed mine, I just took the bolts out, removed the two wires and set the thing on a grease rag. Did nothing inside the pump. When I put it back replaced the gasket, installed the 2 bolts and 2 wires. Worked fine.
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Rick,
That's good enough for me
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Gardner, what Rick said.... you don't have to disconnect anything except for the bolts, and the wire, then pull straight up. after you get it off you can energise it to see which way it moves.
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Gardner, I just found a post which says which way is the "run" position.
Pull up on the plunger to run.
http://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.co...%20Answers.pdf
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