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Old 04-22-2012, 09:39 PM   #1
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Power Landing Gear

Our 04 wildcat has a motor on the landing gear that seems slower than slow. Is this how they are or is mine getting worn out? I can reach in through the front compartment and speed it up a little by grabbing and turning the tube that runs between the 2 legs.
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Old 04-22-2012, 09:44 PM   #2
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Sounds like you have never lubed the gearbox.
Use the Zerk fittings at the top of the landing gear shafts.
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Old 04-22-2012, 09:50 PM   #3
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I lube mine every few trips just a few pumps.
That's my method.
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Old 04-22-2012, 09:57 PM   #4
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My setup looks just like what your manual has. I looked all over the jacks and don't see a zerk on them. Is this one of those things that gets overlooked or not installed at the factory?
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:18 PM   #5
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Get a flashlight and look around the top part of the jack. Mine have one in the front and one in the back on both sides. They are small and very easy to overlook. I mistook them for rivets the first time I looked.
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:47 PM   #6
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No zerks on my Venture landing gear. Pop the cap off and add some lube to the exposed gears and snap the cap back on.
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:57 PM   #7
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Not all jacks have grease zerks, why I have no idea.
But the zerks on our jacks don't get grease up to the gears anyway, so like donn said, pop the caps and 'fill er up'!
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I made the mistake of running my landing gear up too high "once" and blew the fuse.
After I found and replaced the fuse I swear the landing gear operates faster.
Is that possible?
No grease zerks on mine either.

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I'll have to check it out this weekend. It'll be interesting to see if the gears are dry or what. Thanks all!!
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I have always assumed that when you greased them that it greased the sliding portions of the stabs I guess I never thought it greased the gears ..... I guess I could see where someone might think it does . Or am I out in left field ?
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