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Old 04-14-2015, 03:02 PM   #1
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Question Removing stabilizer jacks' motor

Have Lippert electric stabilizer jacks on my trailer that have failed. I read on this forum in an older Post (2012) that one would remove the motor and use the crank or a drill to raise and lower the jacks. I would love to be able to do this. Lippert however told me that if the motor was removed there would be no "detente" on the jacks. The person the wrote the older Post said that this was something he did. Anyone have experience with this. Is Lippert correct and is so, is there some way to fix the "detente" problem.
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Old 04-14-2015, 03:07 PM   #2
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No need to remove the motor unless it is locked. The manual hex is on the opposite end and can be operated with the wrench furnished or you can make a special socket by cutting 2 slots in a 9/16 or 5/8 deep socket to fit over the roll pin.
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Old 04-14-2015, 03:16 PM   #3
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My Lippert rear stabilizer just failed this last week and I used the crank and it worked very well without removing the motor. Can't get it in the shop until May 4th. What a hassle, the shop is 50 miles one way
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Old 04-14-2015, 03:22 PM   #4
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You can have the motor rebuild for about $80.00, I did
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Old 04-14-2015, 03:37 PM   #5
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Just maybe asking a stupid question here but are you sure the motor is bad? Have you checked voltage to it?

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Old 04-14-2015, 09:55 PM   #6
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I did check the voltage to it but will do it again. After reading the various answers I am even more confused. When I took the crank and applied it to the end of the jacks. I could not get the jacks to move. As a matter of fact the crank started to bend, at which point I gave up. I talked to my dealer on the phone and the mechanic said that it is much to difficult to put the stabilizers up and down with the crank.
What is going on?
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Couldn't get anything to move with the crank!
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I wonder if it's bound up?
Do you travel any gravel roads?

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Old 04-14-2015, 10:17 PM   #9
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I would go ahead and remove the motor and then try to move the jacks. Take the motor to an electric motor shop and have it checked/rebuilt.
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Old 04-15-2015, 06:00 PM   #10
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I had a 2009 carri lite that I had to remove the motor to operate the stabilizers. Four bolts for the cover and motor if I remember right.
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