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Old 10-03-2016, 05:01 PM   #15
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Clay,
Thanks for the information. I looked at the first link but my unit is not the same. No auto mode and no individual control to each jack, only front two, back two, left two, right two. Anyway I will look at Kwikee website and see if I can find mine. By the way, it is only the front passenger side jack that is drifting. Thanks again.
Sounds like an HWH system.

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I found out that it is only the right front jack that is drifting so I assume it is a solenoid. Thanks.
You said sitting or driving. Is that only with engine running? Right front jack is near the engine. Seems that the right, passenger side, of the engine runs hotter than the driver's side. More cracked manifolds, busted studs and exhaust leaks. Obviously something to do with airflow, maybe the direction the fan spins. Anyway, as mentioned it could be heat from the engine causing the jack to go down. I had it happen once this summer while in Wy. Temps in the 90s cruising on the interstate. Pulled over, turned the system on and hit the store button. Only happened once and it was the right front as I recall.
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Old 10-04-2016, 06:52 AM   #16
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70ChevelleSS,
First of all I am a former 68 Chevelle SS owner. Loved it!!
Anyway, the right front jack drifts down in storage without the engine running. I have traced the pump and manifold to a Kwinkee unit. I will call Kwikee this morning to see about replacing the solenoid for that jack and see what they say.

Thanks,
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Old 10-04-2016, 10:06 AM   #17
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Clay,
Thanks for the information. I looked at the first link but my unit is not the same. No auto mode and no individual control to each jack, only front two, back two, left two, right two. Anyway I will look at Kwikee website and see if I can find mine. By the way, it is only the front passenger side jack that is drifting. Thanks again.
I think the info in the manual is almost the same for manual and auto models. Both models both lower or raise pairs only although there are four separate LEDs. If you look at the picture of the control pattern you will see that there are only four arrow buttons to push - one for each side, one for front and one for rear. My Sightseer was only manual mode.

The Kwikee web site was folded into the Power Gear web site which now appears to have been folded into the Lippert web site.

This is all I found on the Lippert site though: Lippert
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Old 10-04-2016, 03:31 PM   #18
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70ChevelleSS,
First of all I am a former 68 Chevelle SS owner. Loved it!!
Anyway, the right front jack drifts down in storage without the engine running. I have traced the pump and manifold to a Kwinkee unit. I will call Kwikee this morning to see about replacing the solenoid for that jack and see what they say.

Thanks,
Sorry, I see you did mention earlier that it was a Kwikee system.
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Old 10-10-2016, 10:30 AM   #19
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Jacks drift down

After contacting Kwikee (Lippert) they sent me the instructions to verify whether the jack is leaking or not. I ran the test and confirmed that the right front jack is blowing by the piston (bad seals). Now trying to find someone to fix it as you have to raise the motorhome to repair and I am not really comfortable putting it on jacks and getting under to work.

Thanks everyone for your ideas and suggestions. See you on the road (I hope).
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Old 10-11-2016, 08:47 AM   #20
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Jacks drift down

Could you please share the instructions to verify if a jack is leaking?
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Old 10-18-2016, 06:36 AM   #21
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Instructions for checking jack leaks

Sorry for taking so long. Here is the information for checking leveling jacks for leaks:

Hydraulic landing gear (HLG), rear stab jacks or leveling jacks

1. Retract jack in question. If retracting HLG, both jacks will retract. If retracting leveling jack, all jacks will retract.

2. Once jack is fully retracted, remove the extend hose (hose located at the top of the jack). If testing ROAD SIDE HLG or REAR STAB JACKS, the hose will be mounted to a red restricted flow valve block.

Do not attempt to EXTEND jack. The system will experience RAPID FLUID LOSS.

3. When the hose is removed, push the RETRACT button again.
A. If fluid comes from the jack while the retract button is being pressed, the hydraulic cylinder is bypassing the internal seal and must be replaced. (See TI-039 for this procedure).
B. If no fluid comes from the cylinder during this retract procedure, the cylinder is good.
C. If no fluid comes from the JACK but does come from the HOSE, test the opposite jack (HLG and Rear Stabs only).

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I also have instructions for changing out the jack if you want it.
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