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post #1 of 7 Old 11-04-2011, 01:12 AM Thread Starter
 
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I rebuilt my gas door solenoid Mondial t conv.

My gas door solenoid wasn't working. The switch had stuck (melted on the inside) and the solenoid fried. The wire was cut to the solenoid. No problem. I bought a new switch $25 off ebay, but the solenoid was $535 something. I removed the old solenoid. I gently hammered the pin back through the case pushing the back side of the solenoid out. The coil was fried and had melted the plastic spool holding the wire almost in two pieces. I took a chance and epoxied the spool back together. I used a drill bit with a little grease to hold the the spool in place to harden. I then took a starter solenoid out of an old riding lawnmower. I carefully cut and broke the plastic off the coil. I used the lead with and the coil wire from the solenoid and recoiled my Ferrari solenoil. I used a piece of shrink tubing to insulate the wire connection from the new coil. I placed a piece of masking tape around the coil leaving about 1/2 inch of wire. I carefully scraped the thin red insullation off the coil wire and bent it so it would be pinched between the case and the backing plate as I carefully pressed and hammered the solenoid back together. I did a little cleaning and I made a tube of 180 sandpaper to smooth the inside of the plastic spool, so the cylindar would move freely. The solenoid works perfectly. Total cost to repair solenoid $0.00.
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My gas door solenoid wasn't working. The switch had stuck (melted on the inside) and the solenoid fried. The wire was cut to the solenoid. No problem. I bought a new switch $25 off ebay, but the solenoid was $535 something. I removed the old solenoid. I gently hammered the pin back through the case pushing the back side of the solenoid out. The coil was fried and had melted the plastic spool holding the wire almost in two pieces. I took a chance and epoxied the spool back together. I used a drill bit with a little grease to hold the the spool in place to harden. I then took a starter solenoid out of an old riding lawnmower. I carefully cut and broke the plastic off the coil. I used the lead with and the coil wire from the solenoid and recoiled my Ferrari solenoil. I used a piece of shrink tubing to insulate the wire connection from the new coil. I placed a piece of masking tape around the coil leaving about 1/2 inch of wire. I carefully scraped the thin red insullation off the coil wire and bent it so it would be pinched between the case and the backing plate as I carefully pressed and hammered the solenoid back together. I did a little cleaning and I made a tube of 180 sandpaper to smooth the inside of the plastic spool, so the cylindar would move freely. The solenoid works perfectly. Total cost to repair solenoid $0.00.
Impressive - you need one of those that was ez buttons
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post #3 of 7 Old 11-04-2011, 08:10 AM
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Well done.
Did you take any fotos of the repair?
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Yeah pics would be nice as all you said means nothing to me but seems extremely interesting....


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Nice: Agree...pics would be really nice and we could add if done well to the wiki.

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post #7 of 7 Old 11-06-2011, 11:01 PM Thread Starter
 
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No Pictures, but I can rebuild someones for free

I wish I had taken pictures. I was so excited that everything went so well. I just wanted to get the solenoid back in my car for the final test. Does anyone have a gas door solenoid they need rebuilt? You could send it to me and I could rebuild it and send it back. I could take pictures this time. I have plenty of extra wire. It would only take me about 20 minutes.
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