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Old 09-17-2018, 05:44 PM   #1
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Hydrolic leak

My front leveled has a hydrolic fluid leak. Of course I can't get it into the service dept. Is the power steering reservoir the same as the hydrolic fluid? I can't find any thing in the book about where to check the levels.
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Old 09-17-2018, 05:57 PM   #2
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I think many of the levelers used ATF (Automatic Transmission fluid) but some (like the Big Foot brand) use Dot 3 brake fluid.

Do a search for your brand (and model) on line and see what they suggest.

Let us know what you find out.
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Old 09-17-2018, 06:06 PM   #3
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No, the Power Steering reservoir is not the same reservoir that your hydraulic leveling system uses.

Look in you storage compartments for the hydraulic motor, block and reservoir all-in-one. Looks like:

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Old 09-17-2018, 06:16 PM   #4
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Oh, I didnt catch what he was saying. LOL. NO its not the same reservoir. Independent system. That would be a big saftey no no. You could loose your brakes going down the road.

Look for what Tfyman said.
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Old 09-17-2018, 07:52 PM   #5
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My front leveled has a hydrolic fluid leak. Of course I can't get it into the service dept. Is the power steering reservoir the same as the hydrolic fluid? I can't find any thing in the book about where to check the levels.
For Power Gear - In most applications,
•Type A automatic transmission fluid (ATF, Dexron III, etc.,) will work
satisfactorily.

Mercon V is also recommended as an alternative fluid for Power Gear leveling systems operating in environments with large temperature swings. Operating in cold temperatures (less than -10°F) may cause the jacks may extend and retract slowly. For cold weather operation, fluid specially-formulated forlow temperatures may be desirable,

Mobil DTE 11M, Texaco Rando HDZ-15HVI, Kendall Hyden Glacial Blu, or any Mil. Spec. H5606 hydraulic fluids are recommended for cold weather operation.
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Old 09-18-2018, 03:28 AM   #6
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Hydrolic fluid leak

Thank you for your help. I was able to find the reservoir.
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