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Old 11-09-2022
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87 PT 40. My front leveling jacks are extending but not kicking down. What makes them kick down? They are just shooting straight back.
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87 PT 40. My front leveling jacks are extending but not kicking down. What makes them kick down? They are just shooting straight back.
There is a small cylinder on the side that kicks it down. Mine was leaking badly where that cylinder mounts to the side of the jack. It has o-rings between the small cylinder and the big one, that’s how the small cylinder gets its fluid.
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On my '87 PT, the kick down cylinders each have their own hydraulic supply lines and 12V solenoid valves. There's a horizontal/vertical switch the should kick them up and down.
Could be your valves or the switch are bad.
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87 PT 40. My front leveling jacks are extending but not kicking down. What makes them kick down? They are just shooting straight back.
Have they ever swung down since you have owned her?
If not,they may be stuck in the travel position.
they do have grease fittings for a reason.
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the little cylinder get the fluid first on some models for kick down.
lube the pivot and there may also be a small bearing that rolls, it may be stuck or frozen
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