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Old 03-26-2016, 04:15 PM   #15
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I had two hoses on the living room slide "fail". The only symptom they showed was a pin hole in the middle of the hose. The failure was around the connectors, allowing the fluid leak under the outer plastic coating. They did not leak a lot of fluid but you could see the pin hole. Luckily the holes were in a place that I could see, if the hole had been somewhere hidden it could have gone unnoticed for some time.

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Old 03-27-2016, 10:55 AM   #16
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When I had the new hose made I looked at the crimp. Way different in the look of the crimp,almost like the old one wasn't crimped all the way. Maybe it was the swedging tool. NEVER in my life of having hydraulic hoses made have I seen one blow the fitting off.

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Old 04-03-2016, 03:28 PM   #17
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The first chore I had after picking up our 1998 36fd was replacing the two hoses 2 the engine bay cylinders. Both hoses were leaking at the fittings.

After replacing the hoses we discovered that both cylinders are also leaking. Not nearly as bad as the hoses but needs to be addressed.

Can these cylinders be "rebuilt" by simply replacing an O-ring as mentioned by others in this thread?

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Old 04-03-2016, 08:22 PM   #18
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I just had one replaced on my wardrobe slide and asked the mechanic if I could have the old one rebuilt to keep as a spare. He showed me how it was welded on the ends saying that HWH made them that way so that they couldn't be rebuilt. It may be a liability issue for them, who knows?
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Old 04-04-2016, 09:51 AM   #19
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I rebuilt mine for 25 cents. It unscrewed on top allowing me to pull the ram right out. Took off the "o-ring" lubed it up and put it back together. Works like brand new. If it's welded can't be rebuilt.

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