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Old 09-24-2018, 08:36 PM   #1
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popping noise in rear of coach

Hello,

My name is Tim and I'm a motor home rookie. Don't want to go broke while learning, so I'm sure some of you folks have had many issues and experience with correcting them. The problem I have is that we have a popping noise in the rear of our motor home. 34J windsport. We have been sitting waiting on parts for 2 weeks and it just started within the last couple of days. I did put some wood blocks down on a couple of the jacks and I'm wondering if that could be a problem and I need to remove those and just put the jacks down on the blacktop. Any help would be appreciated

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Old 09-24-2018, 10:04 PM   #2
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i’ve heard this from time to time at the rear of our coach, and have never been able to track it down, tho I would think that it’s more than likely the chassis ‘settling’, but that’s just my best guess. It ‘could’ be the levelers, but since they are hydraulic, it’s doubtful...
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Old 09-24-2018, 10:57 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum!
My leveling jacks creak almost as much as my knees do...
Just about every day: they "make a little noise"...
I'm not saying that it's normal: but you're certainly not alone!
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Old 09-24-2018, 11:12 PM   #4
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It could be a super duper small amount of hydraulic fluid leaking backwards from the jack cylinders over time back into the reservoir...kinda like your tractor loader bucket will do over a few days.
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Old 09-25-2018, 12:13 AM   #5
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Maybe completely different, but I have a popping noise from the right side, which I traced to the awning. Nothing seems loose, it goes in and out fine, dealer checked it, found no issues. Sometimes does it going out, sometimes going in, sometimes as a breeze moves it around slightly, sometimes not at all.
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Old 09-25-2018, 02:05 AM   #6
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Thank you sir. I appreciate any help I can get. I had already put some wd40 on the jacks and decided to retract them and put them down again. 2/8 under each jack. Seems to have worked. They suggested put down and retract a couple of times, but I just did it the one time. Also I'm moving Wed, so I'll do it then. Thanks again

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Old 09-25-2018, 02:07 AM   #7
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lol...I feel ya brother. I think the jacks needed some oil. Seemed to solve the issue. Thanks
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Old 09-29-2018, 02:30 PM   #8
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I would check the rear sway bar (track bar?) mounts (bushing and bolts) to see if loose. My old jeep would make a popping noise and I found one loose a long time ago. Also check to see if the rear shocks are tight (top and bottom). Let us know what you find so we can track for future reference.
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