Ok, here is what I was shown at NorthSMB as we drove her in for the above problems... (my language may include do-hicky, thingy, and watch-a-ma call it)
These are lubed when fully extended...
Pic 1, find screws that hold down carpet by the electric lift motors...that will expose the piston(s) (extended/both sides) spray lube piston bars...
Pic2 lube where cross bars connect into ceiling of PH (the gray rectangles), get in there with tube extender for lube (bars are rotating on wood/wood...crazy but true)
Pic3 Easiest to lube, is the bar that actually pushes cross bars up you can see the silver part in pic...iit slides in and out of the guide pipe
pic4 my mistake as pic 5...
BUT as you lube the piston (pic 1 and 4 lol)follow it up to lube where cross bars are connected in the well...as you peel back carpet cover it will all be easy to figure out...
I am hoping to get better pics or just go out and do it and take pics...anyway, hope that helps!
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