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Jack is not working

Hi guys: Can any one please tell me if it needs any kind of fluid. It goes up but wont pickup the vehicle any more. I bought it like 2 years ago and use hardly 1 or 2 times since i had it.

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8/22/2022 - Mon
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If it won't lift at all, or drops quickly, you might just have air in the system.
Lower the jack completely (no load).  Open the valve release all the way (lefty-loosey).
This only works if the jack has an oil filler screw...take it out before pumping handles.
Pump the handle a few times.  Should purge any air.
Replace oil filler screw.  Close release valve (righty-tighty).
Try it again.


While you're there...if you have the oil filler screw off, check the oil level.  Maybe that it leaked out on someone else, or you didn't notice the oil because of other goo on your garage floor.

Lower the jack all the way (no load).  Remove oil filler screw.  Oil should be just at the level of the hole.  If it's low, fill it up with hydraulic jack oil (not WD40, 10W30 or anything else).  Purge air as before.  Close it up.  Pump to the max height (no load).  Lower it.  Repeat checking the oil level / filling / purging until it's topped off.

If it's spurting oil now....rebuild/replace.
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Michael Best

It mat be low on hydrolic fluid (due to a leak) and needs topping up....small / cheap jacks are sealed and cannot be topped up with extra hydrolic fluid, but only cost from $30 so just buy a new floor jack if it refuses to lift after you have tryed all the suggestions.
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Thanks guys it has a leak i bought a new one
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