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Old 05-03-2020, 11:22 AM   #21
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manually operating slide outs

I have the slide outs open. I installed a new o-ring and added a hose clamp to the reservoir. I measured the plastic reservoir and noticed that it is out of round. My thoughts are that the hose clamp will help to bring it into roundness and get a better seal on the o-ring. It worked somewhat. There is still a very little leaking but it does not appear to be from the joint between the reservoir and the block. I see a little fluid at the base of the block. After I had the slide outs open I siphoned most of the hydraulic fluid out of the reservoir and the leaking seems to have stopped. I also noticed the tag on the end of the motor to operate it with a drill. And finally I noticed that one of the hydraulic cylinders has a slow dripping leak. So I'll probably have to replace it sometime.
Thanks for the help in solving my problem.
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Old 05-03-2020, 12:12 PM   #22
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Congrats on finding and fixing (mostly) your leakage problem! And thank you very much for sharing. We all learn something in threads like this.
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Old 05-08-2020, 12:09 PM   #23
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The drill method is only used if the electric motor fails. And as previously stated you have to have a functioning hydraulic system to use the drill method. Removing the hydraulic lines and trying to push the slides is a monumental task. Not to mention extremely messy. Best thing is to fix the leak fill tank and operate normally. Run slides thru a few cycles to bleed all the air from cylinders
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Old 05-09-2020, 07:41 PM   #24
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What a great question. I have a 2000 FR with an hydrologic pump but it only has the ability to override retracting the slide not extending it. I look forward to someone who can answer your question.
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Old 05-10-2020, 09:02 PM   #25
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We have opened them in the past by disconnecting the rod end of the hydraulic ram and manually pushing the slide. There is no manual over ride with a hydro failure.
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Old 05-11-2020, 04:41 PM   #26
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May I ask what is a hydrologic pump? Is that a brand name?
Most electric motor operating hydraulic pumps use reversing motors. Hold the toggle switch one way for extension and the other way for retraction.
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HI McFord94,
I have attached a photo of my hydrologic pump. If I have no electrical power to the pump, I can only pull the slid out IN manually not OUT.
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