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    Hitachi ex120-2 adjusters

    Does anyone know how to pull apart the idler wheel adjuster assembly on a Hitachi EX 120-2 so we can replace the seals? We have the assembly out of the machine but cannot seem to move/undo the rod nut. Is the assembly under tension from the coil spring?
    I look forward to any helpful response.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metro View Post
    Does anyone know how to pull apart the idler wheel adjuster assembly on a Hitachi EX 120-2 so we can replace the seals? We have the assembly out of the machine but cannot seem to move/undo the rod nut. Is the assembly under tension from the coil spring?
    I look forward to any helpful response.

    Whoa nelly! Rod nut? On the track adjuster? If your talking about a big nut on the very back of the removed adjuster assembly...do not take that nut loose! Yes that assembly is loaded by a very big stiff spring. You should be able to simple pull the chrome adjuster rod out of the housing. You should find a u-cup seal on the end of the chrome rod when you pull it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ATCOEQUIP View Post
    Whoa nelly! Rod nut? On the track adjuster? If your talking about a big nut on the very back of the removed adjuster assembly...do not take that nut loose! Yes that assembly is loaded by a very big stiff spring. You should be able to simple pull the chrome adjuster rod out of the housing. You should find a u-cup seal on the end of the chrome rod when you pull it out.
    Yea what atco said, only he took the time to write it

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    Yeah, thought that would be the case - have since removed the rod and replaced the seals - all good.
    Thanks for your valuable input.

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