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Old 08-01-2012, 07:52 PM   #1
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rear jack removal

how hard is it to remove a rear jack on a newmar mountain aire, i need to replace the hyd. hose but can't get to the top of the jack. thanks.
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Sorry, I can't speak for the Newmar, but when the left rear jack on my Discovery started leaking, the only way I could get it out was with a gas axe. Replacing it was a real treat too, luckly, I had a air operated ratchet to put it back together. It was quite a job, but not impossible.
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use a 5/8 crows foot wrench. that fitting is one you may be able to see it or touch it, but you cant do both.
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What the heck is a gas axe? Do I need one?
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"gas axe" is welder slang for a cutting torch.
A highly skilled pro wielding a gas axe can cut the heads right off the bolts without even getting anything else hot.
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