I have the answer. It's good news and bad news.
The good news - Jack said I shouldn't adjust the ram. Rather a valve for my hydraulic system is failing. He has seen this in other systems recently. He will make up a valve and hose to send to me. Maybe I take pics of it during install?
The bad news - SKIA sent me an email after reading this post. He wondered about this very solution.
Score another one for the Know It All