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I'm changing the fluid on the rear of my truck. I went to clean the magnet and it came off. I put it back on and it stays but can be moved around with a fair amount of pressure.

 

Is it supposed to come off like this or is it supposed to be glued on?

 

Thanks, not much metal fuzz on it -- The rear appeared to be pretty clean.

 

This is on my'04 with 10,500 miles.

 

All the times I changed it on my '01 the magnet has never come off.

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I'm changing the fluid on the rear of my truck.  I went to clean the magnet and it came off.  I put it back on and it stays but can be moved around with a fair amount of pressure.

 

Is it supposed to come off like this or is it supposed to be glued on?

 

Thanks, not much metal fuzz on it -- The rear appeared to be pretty clean.

 

This is on my'04 with 10,500 miles.

 

All the times I changed it on my '01 the magnet has never come off.

 

 

 

 

 

You can "stick" it back one with Black RTV form a gasket sealant (you can get it at Advanced Auto) it takes about a day to cure though but oil will not effect it at all when cured.

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I'm changing the fluid on the rear of my truck.  I went to clean the magnet and it came off.  I put it back on and it stays but can be moved around with a fair amount of pressure.

 

Is it supposed to come off like this or is it supposed to be glued on?

 

Thanks, not much metal fuzz on it -- The rear appeared to be pretty clean.

 

This is on my'04 with 10,500 miles.

 

All the times I changed it on my '01 the magnet has never come off.

 

 

 

 

I have seen plenty that way and it wont hurt anything. I personally like it to come loose so i can clean it better.

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I think they are just held in place by magnetism. I've never seen any adhesive on them. I always take 'em off to clean them better also.

 

You might just have a weak magnet. Could get a new one...

 

But it sounds like it's always been that way, so I'd probably just magnet it back where it goes and close it up.

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I'm changing the fluid on the rear of my truck.  I went to clean the magnet and it came off.  I put it back on and it stays but can be moved around with a fair amount of pressure.

 

Is it supposed to come off like this or is it supposed to be glued on?

 

Thanks, not much metal fuzz on it -- The rear appeared to be pretty clean.

 

This is on my'04 with 10,500 miles.

 

All the times I changed it on my '01 the magnet has never come off.

 

 

 

 

I have seen plenty that way and it wont hurt anything. I personally like it to come loose so i can clean it better.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is true but the RTV would not be hard to remove if need be if you are concerned about it staying in place.

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