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Old 11-26-2022, 08:15 PM   #1
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1997 Pace Arrow leveling jack hose leaks

Both of the rear leveling jack hoses are leaking where they have been bent for the last 20 plus years at the connector in the connector in the rear. I think it is a one piece hose from rear to front. Can the hoses be spliced so I don't have to remove the entire hose?
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Old 11-26-2022, 09:35 PM   #2
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Best to find hydraulic shop in your area.. I just replaced 2 hoses.. half price of hwh.. tie a piece of very bright color strong string to one end and start working it out.. you need to take that to shop.. they need it so they can make new one exactly like old one.. blow out old oil.. they hate that.. after you get hose.. re tie string to new line and start working it back in.. one hint.. get some heat resistance fuel line wrap and add it .. if needed.. best to get that at favorite online store.. they make many sizes and in bulk .. becarefull around sharp edges and turns.. use stran relief and add pieces of rubber hose over frame to keep it from chafing
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Old 11-26-2022, 09:53 PM   #3
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Both of the rear leveling jack hoses are leaking where they have been bent for the last 20 plus years at the connector in the connector in the rear. I think it is a one piece hose from rear to front. Can the hoses be spliced so I don't have to remove the entire hose?
DonR103 gave you good answer on replacement. I will just answer your question about splicing. Generally no, you would not be able to splice a new end in place. The hydraulic pressure carried by the leveling system requires fittings to be machine crimped onto the hose. Portable crimpers exist, but cost in the thousands. A hose clamp simply won't do.
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Old 11-27-2022, 03:37 AM   #4
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If you can find the SAE # of the hose, you may be able to buy feild serviceable reusable hose fittings.

https://www.discounthydraulichose.co...-fittings.html
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Old 11-27-2022, 05:10 AM   #5
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I agree the best is to replace as suggested. However, I had a leak in the hose itself, not at the connector and I did successfully use a field splice. I cut the hose at the leak and used a connector with a barbed inner fitting and bolt clamp-on outer piece. I had trouble getting the inner piece fully inserted in the hose but I got enough in to make it hold for several years now. Whether you can find a product to do what you need I don’t know.

I also have had good success using Blue Devil Hydraulic leak sealer to stop the oozing fluid from a couple of my cylinders. I used this solution successfully three months ago so can’t yet report on longevity.
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Old 11-27-2022, 10:46 AM   #6
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Thanks for the advice. Iím going to work on it this week.
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