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My jack took a crap

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by 1BadK-30, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. 1BadK-30

    1BadK-30 1/2 ton status

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    So I lifted up my rear end to take the rims off ,to inspect brakes and all that happy good stuff . Then my floor jack decided to take a dump on me :mad: O well its a 16 year old 3ton hydrolic floor jack it's time was due.

    I had my passenger side on a jack stand and was working on the drivers when it wouldn't lift. So im stuck with a tire off on a jackstand
     
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  2. Confedneck79K30

    Confedneck79K30 3/4 ton status

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    no damage? hope not
     
  3. RockinChevy

    RockinChevy 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Same thing happened with my Craftsman 3 1/2 ton jack.. damn thing is not even 2 years old, it dumped oil when I was trying to raise the gas tank back up, after swapping around my ORD shackle flip to make room for my 56s last January. I bought a Harbor Freight 3 ton and finished the job. I gotta send the Craftsman out for a rebuild someday.
     
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    Confedneck79K30 3/4 ton status

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    just seals and orings my friend... call craftsman, its probably made by shinnfu... get the parts and fix it, you can do it
     
  5. 1BadK-30

    1BadK-30 1/2 ton status

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    nope no damage it just wont lift anymore I knew it was going out soon.

    I had one side on a jack stand and was working on lifting the other.
     
  6. chevyfumes

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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    Perfect time for a reminder to everyone not to use the jack by itself without stands for supporting the vehicle...
     
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    1BadK-30 1/2 ton status

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    I had to lift the other side to slide the jack stand under the drivers side like I did on the passenger side.:wink1:


    hmm I worded my first post kinda bad, time to fix it.
     
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    No I understood it just reminding everyone else, this is stuff my Brother does all the time, pisses me off. I can't count the times I have been hurt using his tools cause he takes guards off...
     
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    Ahhh I see. Anybody else have bad luck with Craftsmen jacks?
     
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    CDA 455 3/4 ton status

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    Excellent point there.
     
  11. Dudge

    Dudge 1/2 ton status

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    Yeah. My dad has a Craftsman jack that his buddy brought over and wanted him to fix. It's pretty screwed up. I guess it needs rebuilt new. It's in very good shape too. Looks almost new.
     
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    yep, i've had issues with mine, i added fluid, and now i just have to pump it more than i should.
     
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    I noticed that with mine as well. I bought mine at Walmart aboot 6 years ago.
     
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    1BadK-30 1/2 ton status

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    I bought one for 70 bucks and it came with a year warranty.

    It's a 3ton
     
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    RockinChevy 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    From Harbor Freight? Mine was $70 also... The Craftsman was $130 and both jacks are made in China. :doah: Go figure!
     
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    1BadK-30 1/2 ton status

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    Nope craftsman. I was going to get there 4ton but they didn't have any so I settled for the 3ton.
     
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    Damn... for $70, that's a steal... Was it on sale or something? I think I paid wayyy too much for mine though.
     
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    I got the 4 tonner. It has that fast lift feature, where one pump gets it all the way up. Then additional pumps lift the object. Its nice, just placing the jack once, not havind to move it cause pumping the handle up and down moves the whole jack.:D

    tools 002.JPG

    tools 003.JPG
     
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    Yaa thats the one I wanted but they were all out of them.:doah:

    O well next time
     

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