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Old June 30th, 2012, 06:42 PM   #1
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Is there a way to repair my 3 ton floor jack, it pumps up but leaks down fairly quickly. i really don't wanna spend 140 bucks on a new jack if i can fix the one i have for cheap. it's probably 6 years old and a kobalt model. i'm hoping i can just reseal it.
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Old June 30th, 2012, 07:07 PM   #2
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look and see if there is a rebuild kit for the pump available (should have new all needed seals in it) and git er done

There should be a model for the pump stamped on the cylinder somewhere.

Taking one in somewhere to be fixed nowadays is about the same cost as a new one
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Old June 30th, 2012, 09:59 PM   #3
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look and see if there is a rebuild kit for the pump available (should have new all needed seals in it) and git er done

There should be a model for the pump stamped on the cylinder somewhere.

Taking one in somewhere to be fixed nowadays is about the same cost as a new one
thanks. anyplace u know of i can buy the parts from?
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Old June 30th, 2012, 10:01 PM   #4
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Good read http://www.instructables.com/id/Rebu...ic-Floor-Jack/
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Old July 14th, 2012, 01:21 PM   #5
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lol, he paid over 50$ just for the seals and parts and many hours for a 40 year old jack. I will stick with my 3ton harbor freight special i got for 55$ 3 years ago and still works as well as new. Some people have too much time on their hands
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lol, he paid over 50$ just for the seals and parts and many hours for a 40 year old jack. I will stick with my 3ton harbor freight special i got for 55$ 3 years ago and still works as well as new. Some people have too much time on their hands

he paid to much for the seals
he said it takes more than "a couple hours" he's not pulling and rebuilding an engine, its just rebuilding a jack, shouldn't take more than a couple hours if you have the right tools
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Old July 15th, 2012, 10:49 AM   #7
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i decided i'm just gonna buy a new one anyways. now if i had a Hein-Warner jack that cost a ton of money to buy new but parts were cheap i would rebuild it.
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