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Posted August 03, 2013 - 05:11 PM

In the middle of a rebuild of my K321 and was wondering if there is a way to remove the stator from the bearing plate without cutting the wires.  That plug just doesn't fit through the little hole!



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Posted August 03, 2013 - 05:13 PM

In a word; No!



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Posted August 03, 2013 - 05:28 PM

Shouldn't matter which way I hook them back up should it? Just in case I mix them up in the process.

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Posted August 03, 2013 - 06:22 PM

No,it shouldn't matter for the 2 wires coming from the stator coil. It's generating AC so there is no difference in the 2 wires. They are usually the same colour. Sometimes you can get the terminals out of the connector and then the wires will come out through the hole. I've not looked at one of those lately but in a lot of those plugs there is 1 or 2 small tabs that prevents the terminal from being pushed out. If you can insert a small tool and flatten out the tabs you can remove the terminal from the connector. When I rebuilt my 314 2 years ago I got all the connectors apart and gave the terminals a good cleaning before re assembling them. 



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Posted August 03, 2013 - 06:28 PM

Slip a tiny screwdriver, in next to the center of the flat side of each connector till it dead ends.  This should push the tab in so you can pull the wire with connector out easily.  When you go to put it back into the plastic housing, be sure to raise that tab back up so it'll catch again.






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