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Old 05-15-2015, 03:13 PM   #1
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Discovery leveling jacks

My 2000 Discovery jacks will not go down. I am new to the RV world.

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Old 05-15-2015, 05:58 PM   #2
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What do you want them to go down on?
Seriously now, have you got the PRNDL in P? Have you got the park brake on? Have you got the ignition switch on? Do you need the engine running to run them down?

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Old 05-15-2015, 11:58 PM   #3
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Trans in neutral, prk brake set and engine running on my coach I press power button on jack panel. If the green light does not illuminate you may have a power problem to the panel. I would call fleetwood and ask.
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Old 05-22-2015, 08:09 PM   #4
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I have a 2000 Discovery... And have had some issues with the jacks along with lots of other systems My Discovery has provided lots of enjoyment but not without quite a bit of tinkering. The powergear jacks used on my Discovery are not unique to the coach and seem to be pretty commonly used.

The key must be on and the tranny should be in neutral with the parking brake on. Doesn't matter if the engine is actually running or not. Does the control panel light up when you push the on button? If not, check for a fuse or wiring issue.

If it lights up and you can hear the motor run when pressing any of the down buttons, then chances are the pump has sheared the gears within it. Mine did this and I had to purchase a new pump. I removed the entire assembly from the coach and cleaned and installed the new pump. I got this off ebay (Power Gear 800301 Pump Only Service Kit for Hydraulic Leveling). This is one of the more expensive fixes that I had to do to my coach (so far )

If you can't hear the pump running then there could be a wiring issue between the control panel and the pump. You will need to check the voltage back at the pump to see if it has voltage.

Hope this helps, and good luck!
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Old 05-23-2015, 07:58 AM   #5
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That does help and I appreciate that. I think I have narrowed it down to the solenoid on top of the pump. Found instruction manual online this morning, tells me how to test for that by running a 12V jumper to positive terminal. Thanks for the input, believe I will be checking eBay.
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Old 05-23-2015, 08:06 AM   #6
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Had this happen on our 2009 excursion, our wouldn't retract. Found a post on this forum saying to check the fluid in the pump canister. It was low, I added more fluid and then the system worked.

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