Hydraulic Stabilizing Jack Troubleshooting:

May 13, 2009 by Fred Brandeberry · 5 Comments  
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Hydraulic Stabilizing Jack Troubleshooting:
1. System does not work, no lights illuminated on the control panel: Check the following:
Is the ignition switch in the Run position; is the transmission in Park; if more than 4 hours
has elapsed – turn the ignition switch off, then on again to reset.
2. Pump does not run and the jacks do not extend: Check the following: The
control panel – Touch pad fuse is blown or there is insufficient fluid in the reservoir.
3. The pump runs, but jacks do not extend: Check the following:
Check the 12 VDC fuse in the touch pad – Control panel.
4. If only one jack will not extend, and the others not. Check the following:
Check the 12 VDC fuse in the touch pad – Control panel.
5. All of the jacks fail to retract: Check the following:
Check the 12 VDC fuse in the touch pad – Control
6. Not all of the jacks retract: Check the following:
Check the retractor springs on those jacks that do not retract.
7. If the “Jacks Down” fail to go out when the jacks are retracted: check the following:
The fluid level in the reservoir is low.
8. While traveling down the road, the ‘Jacks Down” light flashes and the jacks are fully retracted:
The fluid level in the reservoir is low. Caution: use the Manufacturer’s recommended fluid.

Happy Camping

Fred b.

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5 Responses to “Hydraulic Stabilizing Jack Troubleshooting:”

  1. murray ferguson on May 14th, 2009 12:33 pm

    Just had this happen – in Niagara falls. Jacks would not come up – had to drain the hydraulic fluid – to lift the jacks. Blew main 100 amp fuse – found it after a couple hours. everything working again.

  2. william hembry on May 14th, 2009 1:04 pm

    have a 2000 alpine, after retracdting the jacks, 2 times out of 3, down the road approx. 5 miles jack down lite comes on, have to stop, set park brake, and retract jacks again, after that it’s fine. Oil level is fine
    Thank You

  3. Catchesthewind on May 14th, 2009 2:21 pm

    While at South Of the Border jacks not go up or down. No trouble lights in dash. Cost me 100.00 to watch road service bleed jacks. Nothing in the Winnebago literature or HWH manual was of any help. Will locate 100 amp fuse post haste.
    THANKS for a great short article.

  4. kelly murphy on January 29th, 2010 3:53 pm

    The fuses in the hydralic jack component keep burning out when we try to lower or raise the jacks in our 98 Fleetwood Flair.

  5. Tips for Hydraulics on July 25th, 2012 12:20 am

    Nice troubleshooting tips for hydraulic jacks. These points are good for the people who accidentally come into a situation where their car fails to start and they could not find any kind of help at nearby area. At that time they can become self mechanic and start troubleshooting his/her car without any difficulty with these tips.