A Hayward Navigator or Pool Vac Ultra pool cleaner has two pods on the left and right side of the lower body assembly. The cleaner shoes and wings are attached to these pods and it is the back and forth motion of these pods that allows the cleaner to move. Periodically these pods become worn or cracked or the hooks that hold the wings on are broken off. When this occurs these pods must be replaced.
To remove the pods, first turn the cleaner right side up and, using a flat screwdriver, pry the pod plug off the right pod. This will expose the end of a hex screw that secures the pod to the lower body of the cleaner. Note: We have detached the lower body of the cleaner to show the connection of the pod to the A-Frame. You do not have to remove the lower body to replace a pod.
To attach the new pod, reverse the sequence described above. The pods are marked "R" and "L". Make sure you select the "R" pod. Press the new pod onto the end of the A-Frame. Secure the pod with the hex screw - make sure you include the small washer. Insert the pod plug and tap it in with the end of the screwdriver. Repeat steps 1-4 to replace the left pod.