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Old 07-10-2020, 04:08 PM   #1
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Hydraulic jacks reservoir

looking around the coach.. wasnt sure if this is the reservoir for the hydrolic jacks if so looks like i need some fluid or since it's a closed system no need to add ? I do have that banshee noise as I have read on the forum assuming I need to put some Marvel Mystery Oil or any other recommendation? I have put some WD40 wipe and then some silicone on the rams as I have read here .

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Old 07-10-2020, 04:18 PM   #2
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Hydraulic jacks reservoir

Not sure about where you picture was taken, but the hydraulic jack reservoir is just in front of your house batteries behind a plastic cover held on by ~6 screws. Open your access door to the batteries and you should see the cover. Hope this helps.
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Is that picture with your jacks up or down? If they are up I would say you definitely need to add some ATF fluid per the label. It takes a good bit of fluid to fill the rams at full extension so the squeal you are hearing could be when it's running out of fluid.

If they are down the level may be OK - without the manual I'd shoot for the tank being near full with the jacks up (retracted) fully - that will give you maximum fluid for extension without overflowing when retracted.

I would not add Marvel Mystery Oil - it is basically Stoddard solvent (mineral spirits) and peppermint oil to make it smell good and I'm not sure it would be good for the seals in the rams. It is pretty good stuff but I wouldn't put it in my jacks unless the mfg. says to.
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Not sure about where you picture was taken, but the hydraulic jack reservoir is just in front of your house batteries behind a plastic cover held on by ~6 screws. Open your access door to the batteries and you should see the cover. Hope this helps.
That's definitely the reservoir - you can see the solenoid valves next to it.
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Thanks, yes jacks are down... so you are probably right in regards to fluid level ..

QUOTE=deputydog;5342244]Is that picture with your jacks up or down? If they are up I would say you definitely need to add some ATF fluid per the label. It takes a good bit of fluid to fill the rams at full extension so the squeal you are hearing could be when it's running out of fluid.

If they are down the level may be OK - without the manual I'd shoot for the tank being near full with the jacks up (retracted) fully - that will give you maximum fluid for extension without overflowing when retracted.

I would not add Marvel Mystery Oil - it is basically Stoddard solvent (mineral spirits) and peppermint oil to make it smell good and I'm not sure it would be good for the seals in the rams. It is pretty good stuff but I wouldn't put it in my jacks unless the mfg. says to.[/QUOTE]
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Thanks for confirmation..
QUOTE=deputydog;5342249]That's definitely the reservoir - you can see the solenoid valves next to it.[/QUOTE]
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Thanks. Yes this pic was next to the house batteries
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Not sure about where you picture was taken, but the hydraulic jack reservoir is just in front of your house batteries behind a plastic cover held on by ~6 screws. Open your access door to the batteries and you should see the cover. Hope this helps.
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If your jacks are making the squealing noise the proper fix using Marvel Mystery Oil or CAT hydraulic additive is to drain a quart of fluid from the reservoir, a turkey baster works. Add the new fluid and raise the jacks all the way up and let the coach sit for 10 minutes, then down for 10 minute. Repeat 3 or 4 times. That will bleed the air out of the system, don't rush the 10 minute or the motor will overheat and need to be replaced. Entegra rushed mine and Equalizer had to be called to replace the motor.
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Thanks ,
I will try that on my next stop. I will probably get some CAT fluid based on my research and reading here on the forum .

Thank you, I will make use of the DW turkey baster .. she wont miss it lol..




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If your jacks are making the squealing noise the proper fix using Marvel Mystery Oil or CAT hydraulic additive is to drain a quart of fluid from the reservoir, a turkey baster works. Add the new fluid and raise the jacks all the way up and let the coach sit for 10 minutes, then down for 10 minute. Repeat 3 or 4 times. That will bleed the air out of the system, don't rush the 10 minute or the motor will overheat and need to be replaced. Entegra rushed mine and Equalizer had to be called to replace the motor.
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Iím three years on the CAT Hydraulic Oil Additive and no noises and smooth operation. The additive is a little pricey, but I wouldnít let that deter you from trying it. Iíve followed the instructions, from the attached document, With good results.

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Thanks, found a cat dealer near.. will see of they have it in stock $30


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Iím three years on the CAT Hydraulic Oil Additive and no noises and smooth operation. The additive is a little pricey, but I wouldnít let that deter you from trying it. Iíve followed the instructions, from the attached document, With good results.

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Thank you, I will make use of the DW turkey baster .. she wont miss it lol..
Those things are hard to find if it's not Thanksgiving. I needed one recently for another project, couldn't find one at any of the local stores including Walmart and all of the $ stores.
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If you have problems using or finding a turkey baster try this.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Hyper-Tou...01WD/498617798

Iíve used these may times when changing fluids and they work nicely for the cost.
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If you have problems using or finding a turkey baster try this.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Hyper-Tou...01WD/498617798

Iíve used these may times when changing fluids and they work nicely for the cost.
Those are great! It was perfect for adding antifreeze with the leaking radiator.
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