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Old 03-13-2013, 12:10 PM   #11
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JB weld or a set screw would definitely NOT be strong enough to hold against spring tension, IMO. Besides, if you stuck in a rod, how are you going to get the spring tension back up to specs ? This job is probably similar to winding a garage door opener spring and securing it. If you don't have the right tools and knowledge, you can get hurt badly. IMHO, $115 and labor would be well worth it.
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I didn't realize that cap was under spring tension...why would they use cast, hollow aluminum to counter spring tension? Looks like it lasted a while but not a great design.
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I could be wrong, but it looks like there might be spring tension inside, from your pics. But again, I may be wrong on this. You should probably contact Carefree with the model (fiesta) and ask for an exploded diagram to be sure. They can send you one via email.
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:49 PM   #14
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Swapped the parts out today, it was super easy took about 15 mins.

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Old 03-17-2013, 08:02 PM   #15
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Congratulations on working through a good fix.
If it happens to me, now I'll feel confident in fixing it.

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Glad you got it to work.
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