Thursday, March 28, 2019

Three in one......almost.....

7:58 am - Thursday - March 28th - Fontana, CA - 53° F, 89% humidity, wind 3 mph out of the southeast.......partly cloudy today with a forecast high of 69° F.

I began Wednesday trouble shooting a 12 volt electrical issue with my bedroom aisle lights.  The one on the driver side of the bed had a bad connection, and would not come on consistently, and  I would have to wiggle the wires to get it to work.  After living with this problem for about a year I decided Wednesday was the day it would be fixed.  I had never really looked closely, apparently, at the fixture, and if I had I would have seen it was damaged.  I have had an extra one of these for years, but I always thought it was a bad ground connection that was causing the problem.  Once I saw what the problem was I got out the extra one and installed it in about 10 minutes, and now it comes on every single time.....↴

They both work now! up was the removal and replacement of the passenger side TRICO pneumatic wiper motor.  The most difficult part of the replacement operation was to remove the wiper assembly, but once that is off it goes pretty fast.....  

Old TRICO pneumatic wiper motor removed.....air hoses on left, and vacuum hose on right

.....I had to transfer the mounting plate from the old motor to the new one, and then the two brass fittings.....↴

 Mounting plate removed from old TRICO and installed on new TRICO

 Brass fittings removed from old TRICO and installed in the new one

......once the mounting plate and brass fittings were transferred it was just a matter of reconnecting the two air hoses, and the vacuum hose, reinstalling the exterior trim, and then the wiper blade assembly.......

 TRICO pneumatic wiper motor installed, and
exterior trim in place

Wiper assembly works!

.....all that remained was to air up the Newell, then turn on the passenger side wiper to verify it worked, and it did.....smooth as a baby's butt.

I took a short break before continuing on to the next project.....the installation of the new Seaflo water pump.  I got it all installed by 4 pm, but it would not run when I turned on the power.......hmmmm?  Well, it was 4 pm, and I do belong to the Scarlet O'Hara school of thought......"I'll think about that tomorrow....", and that was the end of my work day.  I'll troubleshoot the problem Thursday and then go from there.  So, I came close to finishing 3 projects in one very close, but no cigar.

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