Toyota 7FGAU50:
F & R solenoid.

FYI the shifter solenoid on this truck went bad and our parts supplier told the foreman one thousand dollar and we'll have a new one. After I removed the solenoid the foreman found hydraulic control valve that looked like it could work. He ordered one in 12 volt, I shortened the mounting screws, modified the wiring and it works. It save the boss seven hundred dollars. Now I hope you can save too. Eaton Vickers. Good luck.
  • Posted 10 Jul 2014 06:52
  • Discussion started by cHarley
  • Oregon, United States
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We have to always fit genuine part's.

No modifications allowed to be carried out without prior written permission from the forklift manufacturer.

We are not even allowed to weld, we have to get a coded / certificated welder in for any welding jobs on forklifts.
  • Posted 28 Aug 2014 02:05
  • Reply by Forkingabout
  • england, United Kingdom
My thoughts are fix it right or do not fix it at all. Run into this all the time where someone has modified the truck and the next person that has to fix it the parts do not work or will not fit. Think of the next guy not just saving money.
  • Posted 27 Aug 2014 22:36
  • Reply by Partsguy5
  • California, United States
I don't know about where you work but just think about the 1 repair you make which saves the boss a couple of bucks, the part fails, someone gets hurt & you're stuck holding the bag. Happens all the time. You may not be able to be sued BUT the knowledge of having hurt someone to save a buck combined with the fact that your boss may not be able to offer a good recommendation after an accident should be in the back of your mind.

Just some food for thought
  • Posted 27 Aug 2014 07:24
  • Reply by bbforks
  • Pennsylvania, United States
bbforks (at) Hotmail (dot) com
Customers love technology- until they have to pay to fix it!
That's why there's a lot of older harleys that don't work right.
  • Posted 27 Aug 2014 06:43
  • Reply by cHarley
  • Oregon, United States
I agree with you and you should preach to the harley riders. They tbink everything is better than OEM. However I have to do as the foreman says. The truck is working great. Did you know that the axle bolts on the toyota costs $65 each and our bolt supplier found bolts for $15 each. That saved the boss $200 in bolts, add the add the $700 for the shifter solinoid, seems like a person can save money. No raise yet however. Thanks and good day.
  • Posted 27 Aug 2014 06:40
  • Reply by cHarley
  • Oregon, United States
In the "good ole' days" you could play like that but not anymore. If you can't afford to fix the machine proplerly you shouldn't have it.
  • Posted 11 Jul 2014 22:44
  • Modified 11 Jul 2014 22:45 by poster
  • Reply by bbforks
  • Pennsylvania, United States
bbforks (at) Hotmail (dot) com
Customers love technology- until they have to pay to fix it!
liability (the single word that would keep any responsibile tech from doing this)
fitting non standard oem parts that are not designed to fit on a machine is a lawsuit waiting to happen.
If an accident occurs and can be linked back to that part being the cause if it, it fails and causes the accident you my friend will be the one held accountable for it. If normal parts designed to fit fail it leads back to the mfg. Get where i'm going with this?

Not to mention when the next mechanic comes along and has to deal with it being a non-standard oem part. He gets a new one and it doesn't fit because you shortened the screws.

nobody is saving anything here :o/
not to mention , without giving us a model or brand of lift we don't have a clue what lift your speaking of.
  • Posted 10 Jul 2014 20:05
  • Reply by swoop223
  • North Carolina, United States
You've been swooped!
swoop223@gmail.com

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