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Old 05-03-2013, 12:41 AM   #1
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Hydraulic jack leaks in up position?

Hello everyone. Iím new to this site and so far it has a wealth of information on everything RV. I just bought a used '04 Pace Arrow 35G with 13000 miles that has been a bit neglected in the use area and had been sitting in an RV storage compound for a few years. Previous did keep up on some of the maintenance but I am very particular when it comes to any of my vehicles. Basically it was started once a month and only taken on very short drives for the past few years.

At any rate, I have been replacing things here and there, fuel filter, oil change, wires and plugs (due to heat), ventilation cooling system, etc. I noticed that the front driver's side hydraulic jack (not sure of the brand yet) is leaking only in the up position. This seems very odd to me as I would think it would leak under pressure but it doesn't. Any ideas would be appreciated. Also is anyone familiar with where the reservoir would be located on this model? Thanks in advance


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The pump and motor assembly (with reservoir) can be placed anywhere but look under the front hood area. Make certain the jacks are in the up and slideout are in the retracted position before filling reservoir. You may want to look closely at the piston of the leaking jack to be sure there is not dirt or rust compromising the seal when it is retracted. Let us know what you find.

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My 2004 workhorse chassis the reservoir is located on the drivers side behind the front wheel. The levelers on yours are Power Gear. Check the fluid level on your reservoir in the up position [plug on the top side of reservoir]. Good luck.
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Thanks Guys. I'll check out your suggestions this weekend. BTW the leaking jack does not lose pressure when deployedso.... just odd eh? -Wizzard, i'll check to see if anything is stuck to piston but I am pretty sure it is not rusted.

We're heading to Avila Beach north of Pismo next weekend for our first week long trial in the Rig. Cant wait to try everything out full time. God bless the washer dryer combo!

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