I finally decided to figure out what was wrong with my air compressor pump. The wheel would just spin freely and not do anything else. When I removed the top the pistons? wouldn’t move when I pushed on them. I would guess that is not good! It was also dry and gummy. But who knows what it is suppose to look like?
I removed the wheel thing (technical term) I guess this piece is fine? But I believe I spotted the problem.
Looks like something broke in the compressor pump? 🙂 Looks like maybe the pistons seized up and the wheel thing ripped all the crap apart! But it looks like I have all the pieces and I can easily fix this with some glue!
I forgot to tell you the way to get this pump apart is to take all the screws out them hit it with a rubber mallet. At least it worked for me. The 2nd picture looks like the piston actually broke/cracked then the whole pump blew up? Maybe?
But I really can’t decide if the pump just didn’t have enough oil? Maybe that caused all the problem? I checked with the dip stick and it didn’t register, that is bad. So the bottom line is I figured out what the problem was with my Dad’s broken air compressor and with a little glue I will be able to get this old green SpeedAire back as good as new!