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Hi-lift rebuild kit???

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by chevyfumes, May 20, 2006.

  1. chevyfumes

    chevyfumes Court jester

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    Is this a really simple thing to do, I don't wheel and the 2 times I've used it, once when Rene needed it and once a few months ago to help unstuck some dingdong. The problem is, it will jack up but not want to lower, and the last time I used it it had so much weight on it, it damn near ripped my arm off when it did click.I had to tell the guy I was helping to keep his head outta the way 4 or 5 times, but when he saw that, the light bulb came on.Bottom line is I need to fix this thing, it's way too dangerous like this...:doah:
     
  2. Corey 78K5

    Corey 78K5 1 ton status

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    I smell tech in this post...............
     
  3. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Most hi-lift problems i've had have been caused by rust and disuse. Hose it down with some penetrant, then lube all the moving bits and it should work good as new. The rebuild kit comes with new pins, springs and the other small bits IIRC...but if you haven't hardly used it you don't need any of that.

    If you're dead set on rebuilding it a good pin punch will really help.

    Rene
     
  4. chevyfumes

    chevyfumes Court jester

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    Ahhhhh bullsh!t,I had a drink in my hand at all times....:p:

    Thanks Rene...
     
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    Definatly as lubrication problem......... If it is ripping your arm off...... You need some lube and stroke it slower.
     
  7. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    They miraculously start working if you take them wheeling !!
     
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    He has been here he forgot that there was a garage. You can get kit for about $15 from anyone that sells the jacks, but those are usually meant for jacks with worn out parts....
     
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    This could possibly be a phenomenal sig.....
     
  10. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Ya know, I was gonna post in here a new thread about "Fumes, I thought of you" ... but this is possibly even funnier.

    See, I saw this sig that said

    Which has Fumes written all over. And you will soon find out that if your lack of lube is ripping your arm off, your goat will be FURIOUS!

    -- A
     
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    hahaha that made me laugh, that same thing happened to me
     
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    you know fumes a new hi-lift = 2 bottles of booze



    soo looks like you got some figurin to do.:)
     
  13. bigjbear

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    PB Blaster every time you use it.
     
  14. BigOrange90Jimmy

    BigOrange90Jimmy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    If the jack is stored outside of the vehicle, DON'T use any kind of lubricant other than graphite. All spray types will attract dirt and keep it there. If on the trail and it doesn't work - I know you're gonna freak over this - but pour water on it.
     

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