Cessna T210L Nose Gear Actuator

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7 months 3 weeks ago #2784 by Michael Martines
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Well Steve it’s been a while and I’m basically still in the same spot, but with a lot more information as to what I am experiencing.

First went through an annual and had a main actuator needing a rebuild so we did that, didn’t fix the issue. Then we also replaced a diode on the gear up/down switch, this was recommended in the manual, yet again to no avail.

So specifically what happens is this:
Gear is down and locked on the roll.
When weight comes off the gear, green down lock light goes off.
Gear up/down lever does not function.
When I stroke the manual pump up (about half to two thirds up) the green light comes back on; at the same time the nose gear door opens and shuts quickly.
Then the gear operates as normal. The gear will continue to perform normally for the rest of the flight.

I’ve had instances when I flew the next day that the gear worked fine and sometimes it won’t. Recently I broke ground and the light stayed on for two seconds and then it went out.

Any thoughts would be great. Or if you know an expert in 210 gear it would be great. I don’t care where they are located I’ll fly her there to get some TLC

Thanks
Mike

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11 months 5 days ago #2560 by STEVE ELLS
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Michael.
That's good news.
Yes, please let me know when you finally run down and repair the problem,
Best,
Steve

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11 months 6 days ago #2558 by Michael Martines
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Looks like the the spring guide is metal. We did some more research and it may be a diode on the gear control switch or a loose switch wire. We cycled the gear and couldn't duplicate the problem so now that is the next course of action. Will update you when I have more information.

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11 months 2 weeks ago #2537 by STEVE ELLS
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Paolo;
Thanks for the information. I have replaced the step retract cable. It's not too hard.
I understand what you mean; it's possible for the cable to restrict gear operations.
And thanks for your comment on the spring guide.
Steve

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11 months 2 weeks ago #2536 by PAOLO MONTANARI
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The spring clip n.10 is used to retract the passenger courtesy step via a steel cable (see the pictures).
My opinion is that can be dangerous because if the steel cable brokes and stay clamped in its route you risk that the gear have troubles in extendig.
I had the problem but in my case the cable broke in such way that it clamped when the step remained close and the cable was free between the firewall and the nose gear.It is not useful for the gear operations therefore I cutted the cable I since then I live happy.
The spring mentioned by Steeve is the n.1 and was of plastic and then changed in steel. It is really an important part in the gear.
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11 months 3 weeks ago #2532 by DOUGLAS VINCENT
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Thanks for the reply and info. I agree with NOT pushing down on the stabilizer, We all have done that at one time or the other and then feel guilty.

I happen to have a heavy weight with a winch that I can hook on the tail hook and pull down straight, which has been used very few times in years. Before using in the future I will remember this post.

Your method would be better.

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