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    How do you "unstick" a stuck rebound rod on a Lefty Max TPC?

    Mine seems to be stuck and rebound is slower, but ok.

    It's that long, thin al rod in the upper assy.

    do I just grab it best I can and pull? I dont want to mess anything up.
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    I have a Lefty Max FFD and if it is the same, you can just pull it up and out. It is not connected to anything just sits in place. Check it is the same first though, I think it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyeez
    I have a Lefty Max FFD and if it is the same, you can just pull it up and out. It is not connected to anything just sits in place. Check it is the same first though, I think it is.
    thanks, they are the same except for the cartridge in the lower section (ffd for you and tpc for me.)

    I will pull on that rod. I just had the lefty open tweaking the preload too. I should have check a few things since I had it open.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ziscwg
    thanks, they are the same except for the cartridge in the lower section (ffd for you and tpc for me.)

    I will pull on that rod. I just had the lefty open tweaking the preload too. I should have check a few things since I had it open.
    You can pull on that aluminum rod to see if it comes out freely.
    If it does most likely the little plastic rebound valve inside the damper that is being adjusted by the aluminum rod is warped or stuck.
    Latter would mean dis- assembly.
    There's a small spring that sometimes causes the rebound valve to get stuck....
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    I got the rod out and the rebound is back to normal.

    This may have been my own fault. I had taken the spring off to move the black spring covers around because I got some spring slap noise. When I put the assm back together, I was a little too generous with the blue locktite on that little thread in the middle of the spring assy. When I got the rod out, there was this hard stuff right at that joint. That was keeping the rod from moving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ziscwg
    When I got the rod out, there was this hard stuff right at that joint. That was keeping the rod from moving.
    Don't feel bad, I've seen them come from Cdale that way too
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