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Old 10-14-2012, 01:49 PM   #1
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Leaking leveler jack

I have right rear jack leaking.
Haven't worked on this before. How hard is it to replace the seal?
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:53 PM   #2
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I just replaced my right rear. I have Powergear jacks. Jack assbly #500082. Kit was 800129S, no problems.
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Old 10-14-2012, 06:58 PM   #3
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I replaced the left rear on my Discovery, last year. The hardest part was getting the thing out from under the coach. Changing the seals was easy, getting the parts was a little bit of a problem, but not all that bad either.
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Old 10-14-2012, 07:15 PM   #4
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If you don't want to do it yourself take it to a hydraulic shop. Not as expensive and the dealer may end up doing the same thing and adding their percentage on top.

I see you are in Charlotte. There is a hydraulic shop in Salisbury I used to rebuild mine, $300 parts and labor.

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Old 10-21-2012, 04:01 PM   #5
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Leaking of leveling jacks
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If there is a grease zerk on your jack, try putting some grease into the zerk. That will often lube the seal and stop the leak. It's certainly worth a try before you go to the trouble of removing the jack.
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:09 AM   #7
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If there is a grease zerk on your jack, try putting some grease into the zerk. That will often lube the seal and stop the leak.
Which reminds me doing mine recently. The new kits (at least on Powergear for their older jacks) now come with a zerk for the lower rod guide. I couldn't figure why they would include a new rod guide when just the seals is all you need. Then I found the zerk you must insert. PG instructions only say how to install, no mention of grease. I contacted PG and they said use all-pupose lithium grease. 3 pumps with with a hand held gun. Hope this helps someone.
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Did the older ones have zerks at all? Mine came with them near the bottom.
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All I can say for sure is the PG jacks on my '99 did not come with them. When I ordered the kit based on the jack part number I had, the kit contained the new rod guide with zerk. I can only assume original (newer) jacks which came with zerks have different part number, so PG sends the kit with just the seals. I did notice my kit number was for at least 3 different jack part numbers.

At $140, I had sticker shock figuring the kit contained only seals! I felt a bit better once I sorted everything out
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Thx. Just curious. No leaks of yet.
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My rear jack was leaking quite a bit. All I did was to add AT Stop Leak to the tank and after a couple uses the leak stopped. Held for 4 years. It's leaking a little bit again now but I'll try the stop leak again. Power Gear system. Less then $5 for the fix.
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The rear PG jacks on my '99 did come with the grease Zerk.
The front ones didn't.

But a replacement seal kit from PG for the front jacks had parts for a zerk.
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