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Leaking oil out of both motors

u need both gear boxes replaced or new seals put in them,go to ebay and look for the motors with gear boxes for your specific chair or otherwise u will need to ordor them from a dealer and and have your insurance pay for them

Sep 01, 2013 | Jet 3 Ultra Power Chair

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Oil leakage in pronto power wheelchair

if the leak is by 1 of the wheels it could be the seal at the drive out put ,if you can't find a seal it could be gotten from a bearing supplier ,it would need to be matched

Jan 24, 2013 | Jet 3 Ultra Power Chair

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Leaking fluid from wheelchair lift

Have no idea

Would have to be there to see it
& the problem

Aug 01, 2012 | Ford E-350 Super Duty Cars & Trucks

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Pride Jazzy 1121 power wheelchair has leaked oil on the floor when stopped. It drags a little on the right side when I start moving. Anything I can do?

There's not too much you can do about the gearbox leaking oil. The gearbox will usually leak at the top gasket or seals. I suppose you could try to re-torque the bolts holding the top gearbox flange, but the other seals are usually leak due to age or overheating. If you pull it apart to re-torque the bolts, you might as well replace it along with the motor and brake. The gearbox grease stains are hard if not impossible to remove from carpeting and flooring.
If the motor drags you could have a bad brake which indicates you should replace the entire assembly. If the chair veers to the right you might have one motor spinning faster than the other due to age or damage. You can go into the programming menu with a hand held programmer and adjust the steering correct to compensate for the motor difference.
The bottom line is that you are due to replace at least one brake/motor/gearbox very soon. I usually replace them as a pair since the other side will also need replacement soon.
The motor/brake/gearbox assembly will run you about $700 for each side. Labor cost will be about 1 to 1.5 hour per side.
This is an older model Jazzy which was very sturdy, reliable and popular. You should evaluate the condition of the other components when deciding how much to spend on the repair. Replacement for a comparable chair has gone up considerably and I personally don't think the motor quality is as good. Hope this helps.

Jan 07, 2011 | Pride Health & Beauty

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I have oil leaking onto the left side tire of my pronto m71 sure step invacare chair. why? thanks for your help.

Sounds like you have a blown seal on your left gearbox. The only permanent solution is to replace the left brake/motor gearbox assembly. Not exactly a do-it-yourself repair. to verify, you can pull the seat off to inspect with a flashlight or tip the chair up at 45 degrees on the right drive wheel to inspect.
In my experience this is a common problem. It may take some time for enough gearbox grease to ooze out and cause the gearbox to fail. If you run the chair inside the house it will get messy very quickly and the grease stains are difficult to remove. If the chair is upwards of 4 or 5 years consider replacing left and right motor/gearbox assemblies. Hope this helps.

Dec 13, 2010 | Invacare Pronto M51 Power Wheelchair

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When running the wheelchair at top speed there is a slight grinding noise in the drive train. is there a way to grease or oil the drive?

No,the motor-gearbox mechanism is sealed. You`ll probably need new motor brushes which you can get from a dealer or a new motor and/or gearbox.

Apr 13, 2009 | Invacare Pronto M51 Power Wheelchair

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After running awhile,it shuts down then after a bit starts again, but battery gauge isn't low. smells like burning brakes and some clear oil leaking out of bottom. who fixes things like this in southern...

Sounds like your chair is overheating. Most power wheelchairs have a thermal device that shuts off the chair when it senses an increase in temperature. The leaking fluid is most likely coming out of your gearbox. If the chair is less than a year old everything should be under warranty. Maybe two on the motors  I don`t know of any dealers in S. Illinois. Try Googling one. Your batteries are possibly ok. Tell the dealer your "motor/gearbox" is overheating and your batteries are fine. If you go in asking about batteries they will try to sell u some.

Mar 24, 2009 | Jet 3 Ultra Power Chair

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Oil / gel leak

If it is coming from your motors, it could be very bad. i.e. motor replacement. Sometimes on the side of those motors there is a black plastic cap about the size of a quarter or half dollar, those fall out sometimes and allow gearbox grease to come out. This should`nt be confused with your motor brush caps which are about the size of a pea and have a small **** in them for a screwdriver.DO NOT TAKE THESE OUT.  If the large cap has come out just stick it back in. If you can`t find it you`ll ned to call a dealer to get the part replaced.    If you can still find no prob,your probably going to have to go to a dealer.

Mar 17, 2009 | Invacare Pronto M51 Power Wheelchair

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