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Old 10-27-2013, 08:26 PM   #1
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power gear leveling jack issue

we have a 98 American Eagle and on the way back from
FL the "jacks down" warning lights and bell started going off. Jacks were up but we could not turn it off. I understand it may be caused by low fluid level or possibly a loose connection as it started when we hit some rough road on I-95. Tried lowering and raising but nothing. Can someone let me know where the control module is located on the American Coach so the fluid level can be checked?

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Old 10-27-2013, 09:04 PM   #2
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The Power Gear unit has two fill caps on the top of its tank or canister. If you pull one of the caps out, it should have a small dip stick on it. There are no marks on it, but I have marked mine by cutting small lines across it, every one quarter inch, just for reference. Be sure to retract your jacks completely before pulling the dip stick cap to determine the status of your fluid. The tank, when jacks are fully retracted, should be full to the top quarter inch. That will put enough fluid in the system to fully deploy your jacks, and enough to prevent the "jacks down" alarm from being tripped. ATF is your friend, match what's in it if you know. Dexron or mercon....good luck. Exercise them regularly and spray them liberally often; and you'll find they work great. If you ignore or neglect them, they will try to ruin your good times.
Best of Luck...JJ

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Old 10-31-2013, 02:46 PM   #3
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Thanks...control unit and tank are mounted to the frame behind the rear wheels. Drained the old fluid and replaced with new...problem seems to be resolved. Again, thanks for the help.
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