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Old 06-29-2014, 08:15 AM   #15
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If you have power gear jacks, the type of oil will be stated on the side, mine calls for Dextron III Transmission oil.

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Old 06-29-2014, 10:07 AM   #16
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jack lights

I made the same " ignorant " mistakes too...red light indicating jacks down...panic mode !!!!!!! Finally came down from my panic mode and started thinking rationally....hmmmmm, hydraulic ? Must have fluid somewhere ??? sure enough...Looked in by my coach batteries and way in the back was the " guts " of the jacks...and a bottle for some type of hydraulic fluid that showed it was low...read the manual and added the necessary fluid...Panic mode over....and a wonderful easy fix learning experience...

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Eventually you get to know your systems, and exactly what the lights and alarms are telling you. As 007 said, the cylinder doesn't have to drop much to trigger the alarm. However, once you realize its not a "jack down", but rather a "jack not fully up" alarm, its no longer very stressful.

The right rear jack on my DS only has to drop less than 1/4" to trigger. It doesn't happen often, but all it takes is some rough road. Fortunately, if I just cycle the panel on and off, it clears the alarm. One of these days I guess I'll get around to adjusting that switch.......
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Old 06-30-2014, 07:16 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by Chaffeekid View Post
If you have power gear jacks, the type of oil will be stated on the side, mine calls for Dextron III Transmission oil.
I too have PowerGear and I used Dexron III (the manual says you can also you ATF). I had the Jacks down error and I filled the fluid. At first I still had the alarm after filling, it wasn't until the next day when I tried powering on the system, and everything worked fine. I guess it just needed to settle. I'm a happy camper once again.
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We have PowerGear, checked fluid, all good....turned out the sensor was bad. Replaced sensor all good...."for now"
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Virago-Rider, when my HWH jacks are up there is no silver showing at all.
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We have PowerGear, checked fluid, all good....turned out the sensor was bad. Replaced sensor all good...."for now"
How do you replace a sensor?

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