Originally Posted by jiaandus
Our 1999 Pace Arrow 34n has a right front leveler that is bad leaking. My question is should I remove the cylinder and spring as one unit (looks do-able) or remove the spring first and then the cylinder?
The spring will have to be removed to repair or replace the jack anyway, so I recommend doing that while the jack is firmly bolted to the frame of the motorhome rather than trying to remove the spring while the jack is sitting loose on the workbench.
As has been suggested, extend the jack and insert wedges or shims between the coils of the spring then slowly retract the jack until the spring is free.
A shop that repairs hydraulic cylinders used on farming or construction equipment may be able to repair the jack. It is just a single-acting hydraulic cylinder.