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Old 15-09-2012, 12:06   #1
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Hi , Yesterday our '' Selden rod kicker" went all limp it appears that the spring inside may have failed or somehow become dislodged. Has anyone ever attempted to repair one .Ours appears to have no means of opening it up it appears to be rivited together. Given the price of a new one i would be interested in hearing from anyone who has repaired one.

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Old 15-09-2012, 14:31   #2
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Re: Selden rod kcker.

They are easy to take apart and it is a hydraulic piston not spring inside.
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Re: Selden rod kcker.

Do not undo the rivets. The black plastic at the top of the large extrusion has two buttons that you push together to get the extrusions to slide apart. Let the wire run free and it will slide apart in your hands.
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Old 15-09-2012, 14:49   #4
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Do not undo the rivets. The black plastic at the top of the large extrusion has two buttons that you push together to get the extrusions to slide apart. Let the wire run free and it will slide apart in your hands.
Thanks for the info so i'm presuming that they are fixable?
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Re: Selden rod kcker.

No problem. Either get piston fixed at local hydrraulic shop or order new piston. Keep numbers off side of piston. I could order for you but Seldon USA could also help you.
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Old 15-09-2012, 19:56   #6
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Hi , Yesterday our '' Selden rod kicker" went all limp it appears that the spring inside may have failed or somehow become dislodged. Has anyone ever attempted to repair one .Ours appears to have no means of opening it up it appears to be rivited together. Given the price of a new one i would be interested in hearing from anyone who has repaired one.

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I donwnloaded all the Rod Kicker pdfs from Selden.

You may find these useful.

Hmmm - It looks like the main pdf (Rodkicker Complete) is too big for the forum - send a PM with your email address and I will send it to you. This file describes the assembly and disassembly of the kicker.

Alternately you can download it from Selden yourself here - Seldén Mast AB
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File Type: pdf Rodkicker Boom Slider Install.pdf (509.4 KB, 205 views)
File Type: pdf RodKicker General.pdf (253.8 KB, 211 views)
File Type: pdf Rodkicker Mast Bracket.pdf (36.8 KB, 105 views)
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Re: Selden rod kcker.

It's a gas cylinder, same kind as used to hold a car hatchback up. It's relatively easy to take the rodkicker apart and get the cylinder out. I have no idea how much Selden charges for the replacement part--they replaced mine under warranty.
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Thanks for all the great info ,thanks Ex -Calif for the download . I believe there are places where you can get theses hydraulic cylinders re-gased . At first i thought the whole thing might be a throw away so this is good news indeed.
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I believe there are places where you can get theses hydraulic cylinders re-gased
I think that might be a waste of time. The fact that it lost pressure would seem to indicate that the seals went bad. You might be able to find a replacement cylinder from auto parts or industrial suppliers, but I'd check with Selden first.
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Re: Selden rod kcker.

A rod-kicker rebuild here in DK costs about usd 150. i would imagine it to be about half that price in the states. just take it off and let selden or someone else do the rebuild for you
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