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Old 06-02-2017, 04:57 AM   #15
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This may be a long shot but:

From my recliner looking at your picts. the ATF wet area seems to be above the shaft seal. Gravity usually tells me to look aroung top of the wet area for leak source. You may have a double acting piston and because of the springs the lower port is just plugged with a 1/4" npt . that plug would be found about where your wet begins. if you see a plug there, dump piston pressure remove plug add Teflon tape of pipe dope and reinstall.

it is long odds but I have seen this before.

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Do your Powergear legs have grease fittings on the bottom of them? Mine do and they require a few pumps of grease every few months. The grease helps to seal the shaft.
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Old 06-02-2017, 07:23 AM   #17
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Mine had small leak as you mention, I found by taking wrench to all the fitting and plugs it stopped it's been over year and no leaks returned, My jacks had been rebuild less than 2 years before I found the leak.
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We had a leveler replaced due to a bent pad. The new one leaked and we found out at the start of a long trip. The oil should stop leaking once the weight is off it but may continue depending on the size of leak. You can add some more fluid, may be transmission fluid. We had an issue on the first to last day that the fluid got low and the jack down alarm just kept going off. I took the control off and unplugged it. Plugged back in when we needed that last night. The repair should be cheap less the labor to get the hydrolic piston off. To rebuild you take a nut off the end and put new packing in. Easy to do. Hope this helps.
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Here is a trick I learned when I had a front seal on a motorcycle fork start to leak. With the jack extended get a piece of 35mm film, you know, the stuff you use to load in a camera! Take a piece, a couple of inches long and slide it up the shaft, under the seal several times (all around the seal). Often, this will dislodge any debris that can be causing a leak.

Wipe everything down and watch to see if it continues to leak.
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