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Old 07-08-2018, 05:11 PM   #1
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Leaking Power Gear Hydraulic Jack or Hose

i have a really bad leaking power gear hydraulic jack or a jack hose that is
leaking fluid. when i back my rig out of the driveway i am getting fluid all
over the place? dont know if its the jack or the jacks hose that is leaking?

was wondering if power gear makes a jack seal repair kit?

this is not a job i would want to do so will have to take motor home into the
shop. will probably be expensive to repair?

what should i expect to pay for this repair? just a ballpark figure.

this leaky jack is not a job i feel like i am capable of doing. would rather
let the expert fix it. thanks for any help or suggestions
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Old 07-08-2018, 07:06 PM   #2
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First step is to confirm wether itís a hose or the jack itself. Replacing a hose is relatively simple.
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Old 07-08-2018, 10:03 PM   #3
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You can buy a seal kit for the jack. You can also take it to a shop that does hydraulic repairs, will be much cheaper then an RV place. Hydraulic repair shop won't need the kit. Will probably need to take the jack off yourself. An RV service shop will probably just want to sell you a new jack because they don't have anyone qualified to repair the jack. Click On the link below and scroll down until you see the files for Seal Replacement of Hydraulic Leaving Leg, download the procedure.

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Old 07-09-2018, 04:57 PM   #4
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First thing to do as the other poster said is to find out what is leaking. If the jack is leaking an RV dealer will fix it for over a 1000 bucks. A new one will cost about 500 bucks and installation charges will be about 300 bucks. If you can find a shop to rebuild it and you can remove it and replace it yourself, you can probably can get by for about 300 bucks. I installed one myself and it is a straight forward job. No brains required but must have some big wrenches and sockets. I found a new one on the www and had it shipped to me. It took about 2 hours to install it and I have a big rattle wrench. If the jack seal is leaking, there will be oil pooled in the platform at the bottom of the jack. If it is a leaking hose, it will leak other places. Get some old cloths on and clean it off with a garden hose and then find the leak. Good luck. By the way, any large truck parts dealer or parts store will get it rebuilt for you. They have them rebuilt all the time.
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Old 07-13-2018, 09:14 AM   #5
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search posts and you will find one member details how he got a seal set from power jacks and did the replacement himself. He also found a seal supplier who got a set of jack seals for about 13 dollars!! I havent done the job myself but it seems fairly straightforward if you have big enough tools!
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