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Author Topic: 1978 mci 8 spicer 4 speed reverse solenoid  (Read 420 times)
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« on: October 19, 2013, 03:48:46 PM »

Today my reverse solenoid went out anyone replace theirs...and I would like to move my bus, I have been looking through the archives for any tips and tricks to engage reverse so bus will move,any suggestions. I am fairly confident this is not electrical issue with switch.Thank you
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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2013, 04:06:47 PM »

Scrape the mounting for the parts number Texas Industrial Electric did sell those for 60 bucks some MCI 8's used the same solenoid on the emergency shut down for the engine fwiw
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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2013, 04:59:31 PM »

You can lift the floor access panel and move the shift rail over to reverse with a screwdriver or a pry bar, and you can shift into reverse.  As soon as you shift out of reverse it flips back to normal.  It's probably the points inside, if you take it off you might be able to fix it.  I don't think you can buy a new one.

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« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2013, 06:02:51 PM »

Jefferson in OKC has those new but a little pricey Eagle had the same setup only 12 volt he has those in stock and can get the 24v  

While Jefferson is well known for high price Eagle parts lol they do sell a lot of MCI and GM parts both used and new fwiw,the 4905 GM uses the same 24v solenoid version   
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« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2013, 11:41:53 PM »

I am able to work mine manually from the right engine bay door. 

You can push on the solenoid to engage the reverse and have someone in the bus push the shifter into reverse.

Watch your hands back there and don't get run over.

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