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Old 02-17-2015, 07:45 AM   #1
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Leveler jacks

I had a problem with my jacks this weekend, the panel kept saying they were down, but they were all the way up. It would go off well driving then come back on, so I'm assuming it's a switch not making complete contact .It's been sitting for about 3 months with them down, if that makes a difference. I was wondering if someone could direct me to the switch that tells them if they are up or down? I haven't had a chance to crawl under it yet, it started snowing. It's a 2000 American eagle. Thanks for any help you can give me to save me some time.

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Old 02-17-2015, 08:17 AM   #2
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I would think each jack would have a switch, connected in series so if any of them are down it powers the dash lamp.

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What brand and model are the jacks?

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Old 02-17-2015, 08:39 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by 429CV23 View Post
I would think each jack would have a switch, connected in series parallel so if any of them are down it powers the dash lamp.
Fixed it for you...if in series they both need to be down to show the light, if parallel, either one will light the light.

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Old 02-17-2015, 08:40 AM   #5
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Power gear jacks use a float switch in the reservoir. You probably just need to add some transmission fluid.
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that would make sense, it goes on and off when you hit the brakes. I'll ck it when I get home, thanks for the help
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Like ChasA stated, you probably just need to bring the fluid level up. Even if you think it looks OK, add fluid and bring the level all the way to the very top! This has always fixed a similar situation with my power gear jacks.

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Just make sure the jacks are up before you fill the reservoir.
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Not all Power Gear levelers use the fluid level as an indicator of jacks up condition, especially the older models. I had the same come-and-go problem that got worse until the alarm was on all the time. Mine also would react to braking, turns and bumps in the road.

My setup uses a magnetic sensor in the top of each jack and they are wired in SERIES so that all must make contact when up to shut off the jacks down alarm. There has to be a complete circuit for the control panel to know they are all up. If you can see the top of one of the jacks and it has a flat, round fitting with two wires coming out, then it has the sensors.

See the diagram below from the Kwikee (Power Gear) service manual.
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