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Old 12-16-2012, 07:20 AM   #1
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Leaky Leveling Jack

My right rear leveling jack is leaking fluid. Has anyone pulled and replaced the seals on one of these? I hope to find the time to deal with this soon.
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:34 AM   #2
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Try spraying the exposed shaft with silicone spray and working it a few times. I had luck with a minor leak doing that.

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Old 12-16-2012, 09:02 AM   #3
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leveling jack

My experience with our "82 310 was & is frustrating. Left front leaking. Re moved piston assembly but it wasn't obvious how it came apart. In an effort to not do damage I took to hydraulics shop for rebuild. OK fine. Ten days later I reinstalled with much effort, (this is the hard part) only to find it still leaked. Removed again & returned unit. Everyone is sooo sorry for my trouble.
Four days later reinstalled (did I say this is the hard part?) it still leaks, not much but it leaks. I've been told to return it . Sure & maybe I will when I get my breath. A year has passed & I don't recall what they charged but it was very expensive, maybe $300-=$400.
I have the PDF file on the HWH system & contact info for them somewhere.
I believe they wanted $600 for a new one. Good luck, Pete
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:27 AM   #4
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My suggestion is to send it in to HWH and have them rebuild it. They quoted me $250 at the most for a rebuilt exchange unit.

They rebuild them and only charge for what it takes to put it back into service. The cost could be anywhere from $50 to $250 but not more then that. Costs less if you don't ask them to repaint the unit. You need to get a return authorization first so give them a call first.

My right rear doesn’t completely retract and I’ll be sending it in for them to rebuild soon.
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:49 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone for your replies and experience with this. I started with the silicon spray, wish me luck
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