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Old 04-01-2022, 03:39 PM   #1
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Can you REBUILD a Leveling Pump?

Our LCI (Lippert) leveling pump works fine, but leaks a small bit of fluid (see photo) I know its not the end of the world, but I don't like leaking fluids anywhere. The LCI p/n 293414 is listed at $2084 and some change. Our local (80 Miles away) RV repair place wants $500 to install and bleed the new pump.....which is OK I guess.

So i am going to wait and keep filling it up, until the pump just goes out. But was wondering Has anyone ever removed the pump assembly and had it rebuilt. I have done this before on tractors and trucks, but never on a MH. How difficult could it be to bleed the system for 4 jacks?

Always been a DYI guy and would like to NOT spend $2600. I need that for gas.
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I'm betting dimes to donuts that Lippert doesn't make that pump. I don't know for sure, but I would bet. You might take a picture of it or remove it and take it to a local hydraulic shop and see what they have to say. Hopefully someone who knows the exact make and model of the pump will come along. Good luck.
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LCI (Lippert) has a great website with all sorts of documents. The problem is there are so many you have to find the one for your system. There are several sections in their web site, some being general info and others being more technical.

Now to answer your question. My philosophy is if man made it, it can be fixed!

There are hydraulic shops all over the place. You could find one that will rebuild it. Taking it out and putting it back in generally isn't hard to do. These systems are basically self bleeding. Just operate the system several times and all air will work its way out.

Check out the information. Since you are a DIY guy, you should find it interesting.
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LCI (Lippert) has a great website with all sorts of documents. The problem is there are so many you have to find the one for your system. There are several sections in their web site, some being general info and others being more technical.

Now to answer your question. My philosophy is if man made it, it can be fixed!

There are hydraulic shops all over the place. You could find one that will rebuild it. Taking it out and putting it back in generally isn't hard to do. These systems are basically self bleeding. Just operate the system several times and all air will work its way out.

Check out the information. Since you are a DIY guy, you should find it interesting.
Thanks Pete...Sorry about the photos..See below
Yes, I agree. I was on the LCI website for a while. Talked to 2 CSR's. Well I like self bleeding systems. I appreciate the information.
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I'm betting dimes to donuts that Lippert doesn't make that pump. I don't know for sure, but I would bet. You might take a picture of it or remove it and take it to a local hydraulic shop and see what they have to say. Hopefully someone who knows the exact make and model of the pump will come along. Good luck.
Thank you arcaguy....I will do just that.
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Years back I tore up the seals on a couple of my Kwikee jacks. Not wanting to buy new jacks, I took one to a hydraulic cylinder shop and asked for help. It was a non-repairable welded jack. The shop would not cut it open but told me if I cut it open and brought it back, they would rebuild it and weld it back together. That's what I did. I took a narrow grinder to the welds and carefully ground on them till the top came off. I had to cut the bracket off first to get all the way around the top. The shop rebuilt it, welded it back up including putting the bracket back on. Never had any more problems. It still wasn't cheap - somewhere over $300 but a lot less than the price of new one.
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Years back I tore up the seals on a couple of my Kwikee jacks. Not wanting to buy new jacks, I took one to a hydraulic cylinder shop and asked for help. It was a non-repairable welded jack. The shop would not cut it open but told me if I cut it open and brought it back, they would rebuild it and weld it back together. That's what I did. I took a narrow grinder to the welds and carefully ground on them till the top came off. I had to cut the bracket off first to get all the way around the top. The shop rebuilt it, welded it back up including putting the bracket back on. Never had any more problems. It still wasn't cheap - somewhere over $300 but a lot less than the price of new one.
That is interesting! I never thought about doing that.
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