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Old 09-26-2013, 05:40 PM   #1
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Tongue Jack Problem

I've got a 2007 19' international Bambi and the tongue jack just quit working. I've tested for voltage at the fuse and that's fine. Changed the fuse just to be sure. I took the top of the jack off and I can't tell what's going on in there. The light is not working either so I'm thinking power. Any ideas?
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Check the connection to the battery. Jim
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Old 09-27-2013, 07:15 AM   #3
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Thumbs up If you have the LPG tank cover.....

.....check where the wiring runs under it, common cause for short there.

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The jack also counts on ground return through the body of the jack and the trailer frame. Paint on the tongue can interrupt the path. My unit had a lock washer between the flange and the tongue to pierce the paint, but stopped working once. Tightening the jack mounting bolts fixed the problem.

One test you can do is to take the head of the jack off, turn the light on, and touch an extra piece of wire from clean metal inside the jack to battery negative terminal. If the light comes on, you've got an open ground.
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Thanks for the replays. I'll check it out in the next day or so and let everyone know what I find.
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It's working again

I took off the jack and it did have some rust and flaky paint. I cleaned up both the a-frame and jack then put it back together... and it still didn't work. I turned the light switch on and twisted the fuse holder back and forth and the light would flicker on and off. It turns out the wires going into the fuse holder had been pulled out enough the fuse didn't have a good solid connection.

Thank you all for responding so quickly.
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