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LoneWolfWarrior

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Posted: 03/08/12 06:07pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hey everyone,

Well, my rear driver's side hydraulic jack is not going down all the way for some reason. Any ideas about what's going on and how to fix it? It's a 2000 Fourwinds Hurricane.

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Check the fluid level????


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Posted: 03/08/12 07:19pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

How would I do that? And would that be the case if just one is not going down?

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Posted: 03/08/12 07:28pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lone, if it's hydraulic, you will have a hydraulic tank which uses automatic transmission fluid. Locate the tank and check the fluid. Your owners manual will tell you where it is located.

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If you have the HWH jacks just go to www.hwh.com find your model and download the manual. There is a section on troubleshooting that should point you right to the problem.

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If other jacks fully extend but not just 1, to rule out fluid level is simple. Activate ONLY the jack that does NOT fully extend. IF it does NOT fully extend it is NOT the fluid level. You need to figure out what brand and type system you have to get better answers
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Posted: 03/08/12 09:24pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Great thanks so much!!

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My 2004 Hurricane is in the shop now to repair line to driver side rear jack. Have had problems off and on with it and as I was lying underneath waiting for oil to drain,I noticed slight dripping from connection at control box. Since I am old and stiff I decided to let someone younger and for flexible tackle it.

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Some contact info: HWH (800)321-3494
A couple of quick troubleshooting items: Look in your battery compartment, the usual place for the hydraulics. You will see probably six solenoid actuators in a bank on top of a black square tank. The tank probably has a chrome screw-off cap that has a built-in dipstick. You can only check the reservoir for transmission (hydraulic) fluid if the struts are retracted and the slide(s) in.
Each solenoid has an in-line bayonette fuse, usually 10 amps. Mine are in plastic water-resistent cases. Water seepapage can cause the fuses to corrode and fail. Ensure that the release valves on the back of each solenoid in closed (screwed in finger tight). These can vibrate slightly open and cause the hydraulic fluid to bypass the strut when under pressure. You can also loosen these valves to manually retract struts or slides.
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Check the fluid level with all jacks up or you will overfill it.


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