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Old 09-18-2018, 02:45 AM   #1
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Default Alpha One Trim Cylinders

is there a way to test each cylinder to make sure there working?
Will it trim up and down with only one working?

I ask because every time I adjust the top ram pin (center it) it does not trim all the way down the first few times.

the pin pushes to the right leaving a small gap between the main unit and the cylinder. (about a 1/4 inch or so) once its like that it trims down fine.

I did a outside hose change on them about a month ago. (all 4 of them) seems like it may have started then.

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Old 09-18-2018, 06:38 AM   #2
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Trim down. remove the cylinders from out-drive. introduce a rope in to the holes and lift them up.
Somebody have to push the trailer baton and you check if works with the same speed.
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Put a block of wood under the skeg to support the drive. Disconnect the rams from the tail of the drive. Operate trim up and both should extend, operate trim down and both should retract.
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Are you saying it's getting physically hung up? Do you have pictures?
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thanks guys.. i wasnt sure if i could do that
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its hard to tell cause it was in the water. if i put it up and down a couple of times it works fine for the rest of the day.
the site doesnt allow uploads and i dont know a good site to link to for it.
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its hard to tell cause it was in the water. if i put it up and down a couple of times it works fine for the rest of the day.
the site doesnt allow uploads and i dont know a good site to link to for it.
Check your fluid level.
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Hard to tell from the picture but are all 4 bushings in good shape that go into the ram ends? Have you tried to tighten the Ram pin nuts?

This is not an issue of a Ram not working but mounting hardware.
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Does not look like that the pin has any nuts on it or that or long enough to put nuts on!
I had an older drive and if I am not mistaken the nuts where exposed.
My guess is it is the wrong pin.
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