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Fix my AUX Air Reg

Pull the top off of it. It just needs to be cleaned.

I grab the body of the AUX in a vise and use a phillips head screw driver to "pop" the top off. Mark the clocking position of the "top" BEFORE you pop it off. I use a paint marker.

When the top is off you will see a steel sleave with a small window in it. This sleave is connected to the heating element in the bottom of the AUX. The sleave rotates with the element when it warms up and closes off the window that leads to atmosphere.

This AUX is nothing more than a controlled vacuum leak.

The sleave gets stuck and needs to be "free". As long as you can feel the AUX get warm when voltage is applied, your standing a 90% chance it will work just fine once you get the sleave moving freely.

I use my finger to work the sleave in a circular motion while applying some kind of penetration fluid. DO NOT try and rotate the sleave a full 360deg. It is attached to the heating element. It will only rotate about 180deg.

I use a small 12 volt battery to test them after I get it free in the bore. You can watch it move as the element gets hot. After testing it a few times, tap the top back on in the correct clocked position.

Sorry I dont have pics... and dont have acces to a AUX to shoot them right now.

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Evil Brad , are you saying you don't pry the rolled flange seal away from the top? You just lever the top off? That could save a lot of time in doing the refurbishing. My concern is that the aluminum ports on the unit are pretty fragile, how are you prying the top with the screwdriver?
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Satan speaking:

Literally take a large phillips head screw driver and stick into the port that leads to atmosphere. Pry up. It pops off with little effort. You may have to wiggle it side to side before prying.Sometimes when you put it back on, it will be loose. You may or may not have to restake the top (dimple the sides to hold the top again)

The top port is plenty strong to pry with.

The key: what do you have to lose if the thing was bad anyway ??

Wishing my parts and cars wherent buried from the move.

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