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Old 12-14-2018, 10:30 PM   #1
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Replacement rear stabilizer motor

I have rear stabilizers like this. The motor seems to have died. They want over $300 for a new one and I don't want to pay that much. So two questions:

1) does anyone have a reasonably price source for replacement motors
2) with motor removed, is it possible to manually crank the jacks.

https://www.amazon.com/Lippert-29870...ear+stabilizer
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Old 12-14-2018, 11:41 PM   #2
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According to the manual you can use the manual override on the opposite side from the motor. Not sure about replacement motors.

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Old 12-15-2018, 01:46 AM   #3
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Thanks for that. I've had this rig for 7 years now and it never occurred to me to look at the opposite end for a manual override!
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On a friends keystone Montana he has the same system, he had power to the motor so I had him take it off and I disassembled it and found that one of the springs on the brushes had corroded and was not pushing the brush against the armature making contact, took a similar spring that i found in my parts bin and all is good now, that was 5 years ago and still going strong, what happens is the tires throw up water toward the motor which is not sealed very well, water got into the motor and corroded the bottom spring, after reassembly i sealed it up better than new
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Yeah - the tires were throwing SALT WATER at my motor on this trip. Corrosion a definite possibility.
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Old 12-15-2018, 08:39 PM   #6
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BTW, when I pulled the stabilizer switch off the connector, one of the pins was turquoise with corrosion and broke off as soon as I touched it. (Wasn't cause of the problem though).
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I had the ground break off (screw too tight) and it cured the issue of the motor not working. I would check to see that all power is good before I ran to get another motor. Lots of luck!
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I got the motor off today. It didn't work when I put 12V directly on it so as a repair video suggested, I gave it a few taps with a rubber hammer. It started working. Don't know if I can trust it so I'll pull it apart and see if there's anything I can clean up inside.
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That sounds like a brush might have been hanging up.

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That sounds like a brush might have been hanging up.

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