Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2017
    Location
    West Harrison, IN
    Posts
    4

    EZ Loader Actuator Question

    I bought a 2003 Skeeter with EZ loader trailer. I popped the cap on the actuator resovoir and it was extremely low on fluid and on the inside it looks a little "gunky" almost looks like the fluid has turned into a grease like texture/thickness. My question is this is it shot or do I just fill it back up with fluid and bleed the system?

  2.  
  3. Electrical/Wiring/Trolling Motors Moderator CatFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    SW Indiana
    Posts
    20,704
    #2
    I think I'd take the line off the back of the actuator and see what you can flush out. Gunk in the actuator probably means gunk in the lines. If you can get the actuator to pump clean fluid out the back, the disconnect the brake line wherever it splits first and see if you can blow air through it and see what comes out the other end. Work your way to the calipers and see what you have.

    Won't cost you anything but a little time and some brake fluid. You need to know what needs replacing before you start spending money anyway.
    Remember, Happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.

  4. Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Location
    Merton,WI
    Posts
    129
    #3
    Quote Originally Posted by PLR8877 View Post
    I bought a 2003 Skeeter with EZ loader trailer. I popped the cap on the actuator resovoir and it was extremely low on fluid and on the inside it looks a little "gunky" almost looks like the fluid has turned into a grease like texture/thickness. My question is this is it shot or do I just fill it back up with fluid and bleed the system?
    Got same year boat and trailer. Had the same issue except I had no brake fluid what so ever. Like catfan said disconnect from back of actuator and clean the crap out. Also double check your brake line running across the axle. Mine was broke because it wasn't held in place with anything and I had to zip tie it to the axle.
    2003 Skeeter ZX200

  5. Member Bassman Ia.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Co.Bluffs
    Posts
    19,571
    #4
    Once the master cylinder is ran low for a time, you can bet the shock is shot. If you get that clunk when you pull away from a stop, the shock is shot.

  6. Member ifishinxs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Southern Utah
    Posts
    1,537
    #5
    I would just replace the actuator. Then you won’t hsve to worry about further contamination of your brake system.
    2010 Skeeter ZX 200 200 HPDI
    Garmin EchoMap 93's/CV52/GT52/PS22
    My name is Bob and I fish way to much.