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Old 04-18-2016, 04:59 PM   #1
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Help with Lippert stabilizer jacks

Hi,

I have front and rear Lippert stab jacks on my 2015 Vibe 268RKS. Last year at the end of the season I noticed that when putting down the rear jacks, the motor, and the sliding channel it is mounted on, started sliding outboard as the jacks were coming down. I've attached a picture showing this.

I was able to push the motor back in but clearly something is amiss. I've compared the rears to the fronts and I don't really see anything different or missing. Something must hold that sliding channel in place but I don't really know what to look for. I hope this description makes sense.

Any ideas on troubleshooting/fixing would be appreciated. Yes, I know there are lots of posts on the crappy motors but so far, the motors are working.

Thanks,

Tom
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Old 04-19-2016, 02:15 PM   #2
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Still under warranty? Take it back to the stealership.
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Old 04-19-2016, 02:29 PM   #3
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Still under warranty? Take it back to the stealership.
I got it last year at right about this time so I may be out of warranty but honestly, with the hassle of taking it back and picking it up, and the fact that I'd prefer to do as much of my own repairs as possible (so I can do them when I'm definitely out of warranty), I'd just as soon take care of this myself (with help from you fine people as well of course).

On the LCI site, the installation guide specifically notes to leave some slack in the wiring to allow for horizontal motor movement. There is *some* slack but the motor will eventually strain against the wire if I don't push it back in. As noted, the front jack doesn't move like this.

I just sent an email to LCI. Hopefully they can shed some light on this.

Update: They replied that this is working as designed and suggested that I add more slack to the wiring. I guess I'll just hold the motor from sliding out as it lowers down.
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