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Old 09-12-2013, 12:19 PM   #1
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Leaking fluid

I have a 2004 wildcat 5th wheel. I noticed a small leak coming from reservoir a couple of weeks ago and now it is empty. I took it apart and can't find any cracks and the 1 gasket looks good. Any idea?
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Old 09-14-2013, 01:14 PM   #2
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Old 09-14-2013, 06:09 PM   #3
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I also had a leak on my 2004 Wildcat when I owned it. I got the tip for fixing itfrom the Wildcat Owners Club. If it's leaking from the reservoir try the following:

1. Remove the fluid from the reservoir using a hand suction/siphon pump
2. Remove the reservoir from the pump via four (4) attachment bolts.
3. Carefully remove the large o-ring which seals the reservoir to the pump.

You can replace it or try cleaning and reinstalling. Most folks replace it. I took my old one to a tractor repair/hydraulic shop and found a replacement.
4. Clean the groove that the o-ring sits in with brake cleaner
5.Coat the new ring with ATF ( automatic transmission fluid) - make sure that you use the recommended type.
6. Reinstall the reservoir and fill it back up with ATF

If you don't want to replace the o-ring, you can try the following:
Follow steps 1-4 above

5. Fill the oring groove on the pump with Form-a-gasket Red RTV.
6. Reinstall o-ring
7. Wait for the form-a-gasket to dry
8. Reattach the fluid reservoir.Fill fluid reservoir with ATF

It was a fairly simple repair and much less expensive than buying a new pump and hoses( over $1100)
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Old 09-15-2013, 01:07 PM   #4
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Thanks for help! So far so good. I appreciate the help and love the forum. I will keep an eye out and hope to return the favor.
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