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Old 05-02-2013, 03:22 PM   #1
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Tongue jack problem

Have a 2005, 22' with an ACME 3,000 jack. Of late it doesn't work with electric power.
Hand crank is easy.
Have removed head and burrowed into gearing.
Ground was a problem but fixed by jumpers and cleaning mounting bolt area.
Switch appears OK, when using a multi-meter power appears OK where and when it should. I keep checking the light to make sure power and ground are present.
The motor would run intermittently, and appeared to work better `unloaded', e.g. with gearing `detached'.
Now, with all gearing `detached' it won't run at all.
Am suspecting that the motor has finally conked out.

Help please. If the motor is bad is there a good replacement? or is the 3,000 still available?

Thanks.

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Old 05-02-2013, 04:02 PM   #2
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Could be a number of things of course, but are you SURE your ground is good? Sometimes this can be deceiving.

I had a similar problem with the jack on our 2005 Classic 30. The ground seemed good when checked with a meter, and indeed the light worked - but the jack was dead.

I suddenly noticed however that when I switched the jack on, the light would go out (and the jack wouldn't work).

In checking more closely, I found that a wirenut connection in a ground wire was full of corrosion and the wire inside was almost completely rotted through.

So the ground connection was there - and good enough to run the light, but could not pass enough current to run the motor.

I just cut the wire at the wire nut, stripped back to clean copper and soldered the two ends & insulated with shrink tube.

Jack runs great again!

Of course I have no idea if this is the same problem you have ..... but maybe!


Good luck ............. Brian
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