Front height corrector

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Front height corrector

Post by arlever » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:33 pm

Good evening all.
I removed my front height corrector, dismantled it and cleaned it thoroughly. Rebuilt with a new repair kit and refitted. Now the height selection lever seems a lot stiffer and it is especially difficult to get it in the highest setting. Now the centre nut that effectively holds the whole thing together I tightened very tightly. If I have overtightened this nut would the above symptoms apply due to the plates being over compressed inside the corrector?
Thanks for any help in advance.
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Re: Front height corrector

Post by Tim Leech » Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:32 am

Hi Andy

With any job like this go back and check everything, I would try loosening said nut off and see if that helps, it shouldn't be so tight.
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Re: Front height corrector

Post by arlever » Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:30 pm

Thank you Tim I will try that and post results in case anyone else has the same problem in the future.

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Re: Front height corrector

Post by Kaapelimies » Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:05 pm

Did you check the lengths of the manual correction levers as per haynes? Sounds like the setting is off..
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Re: Front height corrector

Post by Jaba » Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:37 am

I seem to remember something about ensuring that the HC actuator ball joint should be vertical and centralised in the linkage that it sits in when at the normal height . That nut you mention has to be tight or HC would fall apart. But it is probably just the linkage adjustment - 4mm that needs sorting.
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Re: Front height corrector

Post by arlever » Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:05 pm

Thanks guys. I should have stuck to the old addage that if it aint broke dont fix it. I had to change the octopus so thought I would do the hc at the same time. I didn't touch any rods or anything else purely the hc and associated pipes to and from it. This is why I suspected the centre nut.