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Old 08-21-2022, 08:23 PM   #1
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Leaking Jack

I had just leveled my trailer when I saw a leak on the rear driver side jack pad.
I understand that Lippert does not sell any seal kit for them. They want to sell a new jack. I would think that would be expensive.
I am traveling to Indiana for the fall rally, anybody knows if there are any hydraulic repair shop in that area who can put a new repair seal kit ln the jack?
 
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Old 08-22-2022, 07:27 AM   #2
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Have you checked to make sure it's not just a loose connection? I had a leak that was just a connection, part of a turn on the fitting and no more leak.
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Old 08-22-2022, 12:14 PM   #3
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No, I checked that.it was only leaking when extending the rear jack. I am on a army corps of engineers campground, it has a slope, so my front jacks are almost retracted but an inch. I have the rear jacks sitting on Anderson jack stands. It has not been leaking while l have been sitting here 2 days.
Maybe it's not as bad as I thought it to be.
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Old 08-22-2022, 07:24 PM   #4
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No, I checked that.it was only leaking when extending the rear jack. I am on a army corps of engineers campground, it has a slope, so my front jacks are almost retracted but an inch. I have the rear jacks sitting on Anderson jack stands. It has not been leaking while l have been sitting here 2 days.
Maybe it's not as bad as I thought it to be.

If it's not a fitting, the chrome shaft could have a small nick in it or the seals could have been dry from lack of operation. Extend the jack and feel the shaft. If you feel a scar take some super fine wet cloth sand paper to it. I cant remember whats it's called.......age.... I googled it! Emery cloth!
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Old 08-22-2022, 08:02 PM   #5
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If you are in any kind of an agricultural area, stop in to a farm implement dealer. Ie John Deere or other. Talk to the parts sales person. They probably can’t fix it but might suggest a specialty shop that can. You will need to remove jack from your rv and take it to the specialty shop.
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Old 08-23-2022, 09:47 AM   #6
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I'm sure a hydraulic shop could fix it, if you have a leaking seal.
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Old 09-04-2022, 01:27 PM   #7
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Most hydraulic shops can rebuild and replace all the seals. I recently had one rebuild for $170., lots better than the $600 plus for a new one.
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Old 09-04-2022, 02:18 PM   #8
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If it's not a fitting, the chrome shaft could have a small nick in it or the seals could have been dry from lack of operation. Extend the jack and feel the shaft. If you feel a scar take some super fine wet cloth sand paper to it. I cant remember whats it's called.......age.... I googled it! Emery cloth!
Our shaft has a deep scratch in it thanks to an idiot move I made in Year 1. Whenever we end up leveling *somewhere* in the scratch, it leaks. So, I keep various pieces of wood on hand to adjust where the jack ends up relative to the scratch, and that has worked for 9 years. If it aint broke toooo bad, why fix it?
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Old 09-04-2022, 03:46 PM   #9
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I had one Jack once that looked like it had been seeping a little. Cleaned it (all of them) with some silicone and a microfiber cloth and then exercised them several times and that seemed to correct the problem. Iíve also added CAT stiction fluid to the resevoir.
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Old 09-04-2022, 09:11 PM   #10
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I just rebuilt my Lippert 14,000 pound hydraulic jacks. I am in Des Moines, Iowa and got my seals from HQI (3400 Delaware Ave, Des Moines, IA 50313 - (515) 265-1453). Replacement cost were about $900 per jack. Seal kits $90 each with $65 installation $65 each. All I had to do is take the jacks to them and they were able to match the seals. HQI we're great. Lippert on the other hand, would not sell me any seals or rebuild my jacks. Nor would they give many information on what seals I needed. Hope you are coming through Iowa on your way to the rally.
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