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Power wedge dropping


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Why does my power wedge II fall after it’s in stow mode and the battery switch is shut off. It’s on a 2016 vtx. I took some pictures to show my wife that I’m not crazy that it was dropping overnight. Thanks 

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There is a burgundy screw on the top of the cyl. Use a stubby flat head screwdriver to open it all the way and then tighten it back up.

 

It could be a little loose which will let the fluid bleed down.

 

 

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14 hours ago, 23LSVOwner said:

There is a burgundy screw on the top of the cyl. Use a stubby flat head screwdriver to open it all the way and then tighten it back up.

 

It could be a little loose which will let the fluid bleed down.

 

 

I was able to find the slotted screw and move the wedge up and it ended up falling right back down.  Is there seals that need to be replaced or rebuild it so it won’t fall?  It just started doing this last week and the boat has 105 hours on it. 

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19 hours ago, Jcm11 said:

I was able to find the slotted screw and move the wedge up and it ended up falling right back down.  Is there seals that need to be replaced or rebuild it so it won’t fall?  It just started doing this last week and the boat has 105 hours on it. 

You did tighten it back up, right?

If so, then go in and run the wedge up and down several times. It is possible there is some air in the system that needs to be worked out.

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1 hour ago, 23LSVOwner said:

You did tighten it back up, right?

If so, then go in and run the wedge up and down several times. It is possible there is some air in the system that needs to be worked out.

Yes I did tighten it up, I was able to thread it all the way out but the screw would not come out, then I tightened it back up. Tried it twice actually. I’ll try the running it up and down a couple times, but unfortunately i put it in storage last night so I’ll have to wait until spring. Thanks for the help. I really appreciate it.

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No problem.

 

The screw will not come out because it is held in with a retaining clip. There is also an o ring in there to keep it a sealed system.

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