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Old 09-20-2013, 08:25 PM
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Hydraulic Floor Jack Issue

So tonight I went out to jack the car up to check a few things. Pulled the jack to the jack point and proceeded to lift the car. I got the car half way up and then it wouldnt lift it anymore. Let the car down and now it wont lift the car at all. I tried standing on it and it will lift me perfectly fine. Just seems the car is to heavy to lift. Its a 1.5 ton Pittsburgh 69252 Aluminum Racing Floor jack that I've had for maybe 6 months. I looked through the manual to see what the possible causes could be, I bled it, checked the valves to see if they were blocked... and checked the hydraulic fluid. All seemed fine. Was curious if there was anything else I could do for the jack to work again. Jack is in prestine shape (only had for 6 months and only used it a handful of times). Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-20-2013, 10:11 PM
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Low fluid?

Seal failure?

Cheap Harbor Freight crap strikes again?

Take it back, chances are they will hand you a new one without an issue.
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Old 09-21-2013, 07:11 AM
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Yeah I checked the fluid and it seemed filled. First time I've ever checked hydraulic fluid in a jack. But when I unloosed the fill plug some fluid came out and I tried adding more but it didnt seem like anymore could go in. Maybe I just dont know what I'm doing. But didnt seem to hard to put in. It seems like every time I try and pump the jack with it under the car theres this loud whoosh sound each time I pump. All plugs though are tight and had never been loosened prior to bleeding it or adding fluid. There was a 90 day warranty on it but its been about 6 months since I've had it and the closest one is 45 minutes away. I may try and take it back though.
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Yeah I checked the fluid and it seemed filled. First time I've ever checked hydraulic fluid in a jack. But when I unloosed the fill plug some fluid came out and I tried adding more but it didnt seem like anymore could go in. Maybe I just dont know what I'm doing. But didnt seem to hard to put in. It seems like every time I try and pump the jack with it under the car theres this loud whoosh sound each time I pump. All plugs though are tight and had never been loosened prior to bleeding it or adding fluid. There was a 90 day warranty on it but its been about 6 months since I've had it and the closest one is 45 minutes away. I may try and take it back though.
Sounds like the seals failed...
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Old 10-06-2013, 12:31 AM
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Sounds like the seals failed...
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That it will lift you shows that the mechanicals are functioning, but you're not getting the hydraulic pressure to lift 1,000+ lbs
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