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Old 03-27-2004, 12:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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floor jack problem

i need a little help with my floor jack
it seemed to me that it could lift higher then it did, so i unwittingly unscrewed a cap scew, because it was the easyest thing to reach.( bad idea) so now that i have flushed my eyes and rinced out my mouth...i am wondering why it won't work. i filled the ram up properly but it seems to need bleeding won't go up.
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You are?! If you're gonna respond pointlessly to all the newbie threads (or at least the two that I have read) then don't respond. "The newbie-friendly forum to ask those "dumb newbie" questions without fear of flaming."

Sorry hard way, can't help you. Best of luck though!
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Did your jack come with any instructions as far as the bleeding process goes? My manual said specifically to not loosen that screw too much, otherwise fluid loss could occur. It also mentions how to best bleed the system if that should occur, or if when replacing the fluid.

Now of course it figures that I don't have my manual anywhere handy, so I can't go look that up...
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I'm wondering about this also because my HF floorjack sometimes doesn't continue to go up. Pull the handle and nothing happens. I just use my other one but if there is a way to flush it out and bleed it I'd like to know.
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I've had mine for so many years I wouldn't have the slightest idea where the instructions would be.
With the prices of floor jacks now a days I'd just go buy a new one at Cosco or something.
I know, no help, but I've never had mine apart.
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You are?! If you're gonna respond pointlessly to all the newbie threads (or at least the two that I have read) then don't respond. "The newbie-friendly forum to ask those "dumb newbie" questions without fear of flaming."

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Old 03-28-2004, 09:46 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I've had mine for so many years I wouldn't have the slightest idea where the instructions would be.
With the prices of floor jacks now a days I'd just go buy a new one at Cosco or something.
I know, no help, but I've never had mine apart.
They are coming down in price quite a bit. I am on my second Cosco bought floor jack and it too is beginning to take a crap. Maybe I just have shitty luck with the floor jacks.
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do you need to pump it excessive times to get it to go up or is it just not going up at all? sounds like you f*cked the thing up good and should just buy another one. i have several floor jacks that are all pretty damn old and have never had to bleed a single one of them.
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How much are the Costco ones? I bought a goodsized floorjack from Napa and it seems really durable. It was only like $60 which seems cheap to me, though I have never really shopped around for a floorjack. It is a Performance Tool brand, which is nothing to brag about, but I mostly have PTs and they all (except the ratchets) seem just as good as Craftsman.
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