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Old 06-28-2014, 05:18 AM   #15
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You didn't mention which brand leveling jacks you have, but on our Power Gear stabilizer jacks, the springs are hooked on the lower end, but a long bolt pulls and fastens the top end of the spring to the plate. All I have to do is unscrew the bolt, remove the spring and re-install.

Here is a quote from Power Gear on the subject of lubrication:
Hydraulic jacks can be cleaned and lubricated on the chrome rod that extends out from the barrel of the jack with silicone spray. If your jacks are equipped with Zerk grease fittings at the bottom of the outer barrel then lubricate them with all purpose lithium grease. Do not use WD-40 as it can damage the seals in the jack assembly.
Also, some owners who travel on cold areas have changed the hydraulic fluid in the stabilizer system to Mobil DTE 11M, Texaco Rando HDZ-15HVI, Kendall Hyden Glacial Blu. These fluids have greatly increased the jack return speed.

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Old 06-28-2014, 05:44 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by memphisflyer View Post
I think the OP question was about removing the springs. I just did mine on HWH jacks. I left the jack retracted and put a floor jack under one side of the foot. When I pushed up on that side of the foot as it pivoted, I was able to easily remove the spring. Did the same thing to put new one on. It took five minutes. Good luck.
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I replaced mine on a Winnebago Adventurer last night. I took me about 15 minutes. Tools required are gloves, eye protection, a large 16 or18 inch screwdriver and a floor jack. Run the screw driver through the lower open end of the spring all the way until you can place the tip of it on a solid frame, slowly pull down until you can pull the spring from the lower base plate. Slowly let up on the spring tension. Repeat for the other side. Remove base plate (I took mine out and cleaned it up). With new springs hook the top of sprint to the frame mount hole and connect the other end to the base plate mount. With gloves on pull the assembly down to stretch the spring until you can hook the base plate on it's mounting stud. The base plate is now at an angle as it is held by one spring. Slide your floor jack under the base plate and jack it up into a level position with a little lift on the motorhome to keep the jack from rolling around. Hook the top of the other spring in the top mount hole and repeat the process of using the big screwdriver to slowly extend the spring until you can hook into the base plate mount. Remove floor jack, clean tools and test. Mine worked perfectly and the jacks retracted immediately.
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The newer springs have a tapered/bee hive shaped end. If yours are those new ones won't be any better than what you have.

One of several ways to replace the springs is to extend the jack fully - get a package of wooden cloths pins and take them apart and use the pieces for shims between the coils. Shim both sides of the springs with the shims located so they will clear the structure around the jack when you retract it. You will need to lever the jack pad up to release the springs. Take the shims out of the old springs and put them in the new springs by bending the spring to create a gap between the coils. Hang the new springs on the top mount and you can hook the pads on. Be sure the jack ram is fully retracted to do that. After the pad is hooked up lower the jack and remove the shims.


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