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I normally use a screwdriver to check solenoids for magnetism but here is a much slicker and easier way to test electro hydraulic solenoids and alternators.



YouTube - Testing Solenoids and Alternators with a Compass
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Brilliant, CarlessNavigator!!! Just what I'm looking for. Will let y'all know the results asap.
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Re: Bench testing a solenoid

http://www.parker.com/literature/Lit.../CEsection.pdf Does say that constant use causes loss of power - upgrade to a stronger solenoid?
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