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  1. You can probably find the black tank flush check-valve under the bathroom sink along with a pressure valve.
  2. My 2006 Grand Cherokee has 45,000 miles on the road with about 80,000 towed mileage as of July, 2015. Performed N23 Recall (reprogram FDCM) on Feb. 11, 2014 with no flat towing problems afterward. Performed P73 Recall on July 24, 2015 (reprogram FDCM) and 4 days later tried to flat tow and EVIC displayed "Service 4WD" and transfer case would not go into neutral for towing. Early in the following week, dealer reprogrammed again and diagnosed Code C140F. It was indicated that a new transfer case motor was needed to solve problem. AND they would order motor and install at no cost. In the meantime, I discovered that P73 Recall notice was for Quadra-Trac II and my GC was a Quadra Drive II. I sent an e-mail to Sergio.Marchionne@Chrysler.com and the next day Mayone Nevils 586-274-8180 called to follow-up. Later I talked to Michael McDonald 586-274-8085. Chrysler reps assured me that recalls are issued according to VIN number and the prescribed fix would take care of problem. If not???....Call them back..... On August 10, 2015, the dealer installed transfer case motor at no cost. I have shifted into flat towing mode almost every day since and all is well so far. Will hit the road again towing soon-like. I'm passing this Chrysler contact information on to possibly help thousands of Jeep owners with recent 4 wheel low and neutral problems.
  3. Same problem with 2005 HR Neptune. Reattached by adding many more screws to the 2x base and to piano hinge. After repairing attachment: When raising the bed, the mattress needs to be pulled back before raising bed in order to not create pressure on the attachment area. Also, had to reinforce the sagging plywood base with a 2x4 crosspiece.
  4. My HPS rebuilt cylinder passed the 5,000 mile road test and is working great. See previous post. Re: Lake tool & Hydraulics
  5. There are about 4,000 Howard Power Steer Systems that were installed over the years before HPSS went out of business for sales, parts and service due to owner passing away. There have been a number of hydraulic cylinder seal blowouts since such time. The problem is finding a repair shop to rebuild a HPS cylinder successfully..... Sam Kopecky, the known contact for HPSS, informed me of one contact reporting a successful HPS cylinder repair that was unverified by HPSS. I made contact with the Louisiana RVer. He claimed he had his HPS cylinder repaired with a set of off the shelf seals which blew out. The Repair Shop again rebuilt unit with custom upgraded seals working with a manufacturer. The seals had held up for some 7 months and about 3 relative long trips working fine with no problems. That was good enough for me. With the help of some written guidance from the Louisiana RVer to remove my cylinder, I hand carried it to Lake Tool & Hydraulics in Sulphur, LA. They rebuilt my HPS cylinder in a little over a month for less than $1000. I have re-installed it and unit seems to be working fine. Will give it a 5,000 mile road test soon-like. The written guidance information provided by the Louisiana RVer to remove HPS cylinder worked for me and was quite helpful. And I have added some help hints to it, as well as some helpful re-installation guidance. Feel free to send me a message with an e-mail address for a copy of such. There are two FMCA forum topics relating to this matter that are sort of out-dated. So I thought a new posting might be helpful for those searching for HELP for a blown out HPS cylinder, when you find the sight glass empty on the accumulator reservoir and hydraulic fluid in the vent reservoir. Contact for Guaranteed HPS Hydraulic Cylinder Rebuild: Jess Harper Lake Tool & Hydraulics, Inc. 2801 E. Napoleon St. Sulphur, LA 70663 Phone: 337-302-5737 e-mail: lth5500@yahoo.com
  6. Contact for Guaranteed Howard Power Steer Hydraulic Cylinder Rebuild: Jess Harper Lake Tool & Hydraulics, Inc. 2801 E. Napoleon St. Sulphur, LA 70663 Phone: 337-302-5737 e-mail: lth5500@yahoo.com So far, there are two known successful HPS rebuilds with custom upgraded seals. My re-installed HPS cylinder is working fine so far. Will soon-like give it a 5,000 mile road test.
  7. Repair for my Howard Power Steer Hydraulic Cylinder is good so far. Re-installed HPS unit is functioning fine. Will be headed out soon-like for 5,000 mile trip for the real test. Lake Tool & Hydraulic is confident in the upgraded custom seals, as other HPS Cylinder Units have also been successfully rebuilt. Contact for Guaranteed Howard Power Steer Hydraulic Cylinder Rebuild: Jess Harper Lake Tool & Hydraulics, Inc. 2801 E. Napoleon St. Sulphur, LA 70663 Phone: 337-302-5737 e-mail: lth5500@yahoo.com
  8. Newbie - It is now the end of March '13 and my HPS blew out last Nov......... I went thru Sam K. at HPS and recently came up with one success story that I have followed up on.........RVer had seals (off the shelf) replaced at local hydraulic shop and HPS cylinder immediately blew out. Took cylinder back and after some research put in custom upgraded seals. RVer has reported that HPS cylinder unit has been in place for seven months now and 3 relative long trips and is working just fine......... That was good enough for me to give it a try. So I removed HPS cylinder unit and on Mar 28 took it to hydraulic shop about a 160 miles away. Shop owner with many years of experience was very personable with lots of knowledge and experience. He came across as being confident that he could resolve cylinder problem, but certainly would not assume responsibility for re-installation and operational aspects of the HPS System. Cost for my cylinder is estimated at less than $1,000 with about a month to repair.......... The jury is out, but I am hopeful to be the second success story for a HPS fix. Anyone interested holler to "Dives" at volleyballex-ace@yahoo.com and I'll respond with contact information and some guidelines for removing HPS cylinder based on the experience of two RVers. Here's to HAPPY STEERING. Dives
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