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Old March 15th, 2008, 08:25 AM   #1
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Can a floor jack be repaird? Jack is lifting but with weight on it stops. Is it cost effective to repair or not. Its a 3 1/2 ton craftsman.
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Old March 15th, 2008, 08:27 AM   #2
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Old March 15th, 2008, 08:27 AM   #3
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craftsman dosnt warranty floor jacks?

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Old March 15th, 2008, 08:28 AM   #4
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If its one of the 89.00 versions probably not. Sears does offer a rebuild kit for the plunger assembly on that unit for a few bucks.
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Old March 15th, 2008, 08:29 AM   #5
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Craftsman only warrantys hand tools like wrenchs and sockets. Ask me how I know.
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wow why does f.l.o.o.r.j.a.c.k.s. without the periods change to floacks?
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Old March 15th, 2008, 08:33 AM   #7
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It's just o-rings and seals. But have you checked the fluid?
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wow why does f.l.o.o.r.j.a.c.k.s. without the periods change to floacks?
floack..

Must be slang..

Another web site?
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Craftsman only warrantys hand tools like wrenchs and sockets. Ask me how I know.
Alright, I'll ask you: How do you know?
Sorry to jump aboard, but I'm currently having the same problem. They said I needed to produce a reciept (bought it 8 months ago and probably the last time I saw the reciept) and that they would have to "send it out". They also couldn't make any promisses on when or if it would be fixed. I believe the warranty on them is 1 year. This is from what the sales lady told me at the service center.

As for the repair kit for the piston (that's my current problem) where do you find it at sears? Nobody seems to have any idea about it . Also, has anyone done one?
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Alright, I'll ask you: How do you know?
I have an aluminum one. When it quit working after about a year, they said I was SOL. I pulled the seal out and got a new one at Grainger.

Sometimes Sears are jerks and have things made in a weird size, so you need to order from them. I had to get the bearing kit for my tablesaw directly from them. A regular size bearing (close but wouldn't fit) like 6 bucks, their bearing (that fits) like 40 bucks..
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Tried to have a huge 1950 floor jack "rebult" at a certified shop.
I could have bought a new one for the price to fix it.
It was a saftey item and they would be reponsible if it broke and killed someone.

So we kept putting fluid in it and made sure we had the jack stands ready, since it creeped down 2 inches in 1 minute.

Moral of the story........... Buy a new one and keep the reciept
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Craftsman only warrantys hand tools like wrenchs and sockets. Ask me how I know.
They won't warranty their "laser etched" sockets if the etching is dull on them - ask me how I know
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I dont think anyone warranties floor jacks as they are a hydraulic wear item.

I would buy new, I've tried several brands and have eventually had a failure with all of them, i now just buy wats the most cost effective and beefy and plan on replacing my shop jacks every 3 years
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You can do it yourself, just need to find the right parts. Most of the time they just need o-rings. Take it apart and match up the offending part.

I have one I need to do also, it slowly creeps down.
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