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Old 05-21-2016, 04:11 PM   #1
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Ram electric tongue jack

Hoping someone can give us some advice. I have searched the forum for the problem and have not find any with the same issues.

When we go to lower or lift the jack the motor will not engage. Switch does nothing. We then start to manually lower or lift and after a few cranks the motor will work. PITA to have to take the cap on and off. The battery is fully charged and I cannot find any inline fuses. It is not a power issue, so I am wondering if anyone can think of what it might be.

We can take it back to the dealer, but thought we would ask here first to see if there is something that can be tweaked. They are not the Cadillac of power jacks anyway.
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Old 05-21-2016, 04:27 PM   #2
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It sound like you have a limit switch that is getting activated (if it has one). With the jack fully up the limit switch stops the jack from working, as soon as you move the jack down the limit switch is disengaged and the jack works
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Hi, Can someone tell me what fluids to add to my A-frame electric tongue lift? The reservoir is empty.
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Old 05-22-2016, 01:13 PM   #4
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These jacks are electric they do not have any fluid in them. If you know the brand you can lookup the maintenance manual to see if it needs to be greased.
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Old 05-23-2016, 09:36 AM   #5
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Thx for response

And I did figure out the answer to my question. Although I can't locate the name of the manufacturer. Can I use the leveling jacks on the A frame to jack it u and change the tire?

Where can I get in and grease the gear that raises and lowers the tongue?
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Old 05-23-2016, 11:54 AM   #6
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Can I use the leveling jacks on the A frame to jack it u and change the tire?
NO! An A-frame doesn't have leveling jacks. It has stabilizing jacks, to prevent the trailer rocking when you move around inside. If you try to use them to jack the trailer up, YOU WILL BEND THE TRAILER FRAME.
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My electric tongue jack did something similar. I found that that I could get it to sometimes activate by tapping the housing. Disassembled it and found that water had penetrated the seal on top of the housing. Cleaned up and lubricated the motor brushes and been fine ever since. A 5 gallon pail now covers the motor at all times to keep water out.
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