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nam1970 03-18-2011 07:14 AM

How to rebuild a 3 ton floor jack.
 
I have an old floor jack that won't lift anymore.. I have added Hydraulic oil and still won't work. Like I said it's an old jack and well used. I need to know where I can't find the (how to rebuild) a floor jack. I sure there's not much to it but I like to have step by step instructions for something I haven't done before. If anyone can help it would be great.
The jack an AUTO SPECIALTIES MFG.CO. PRODUCT. ST. JOSEPH MICH. USA
It is a 3 Ton jack.
The Model #5-51215
Serial #03 81
I bought it at NAPA about about 29 years ago.
If anyone can help it would be great.
Thanks Nam1970 :thumbup:

cobalt327 03-18-2011 08:19 AM

Welcome. Have you tried to get the rebuild parts at NAPA yet? If it's not leaking fluid yet, it might just need the check valve cleaned/freed up.

EDIT- I see that Auto Specialties filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition on October 3, 1988. I don't know the outcome of it all, but they may very well be outta business.

If the jack hasn't suffered from some sort of breakage and the hydraulics haven't been damaged by rust, you may be able to resurrect it using O-rings, etc. from another brand/type jack.

But if it's a narrow, short, low lift floor jack, another jack could prolly be bought for less than the parts will cost to fix this one. I would only mess w/it if it's a sentimental favorite or if it's a good jack.

nam1970 03-18-2011 08:43 AM

3 Ton Jack
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by cobalt327
Welcome. Have you tried to get the rebuild parts at NAPA yet? If it's not leaking fluid yet, it might just need the check valve cleaned/freed up.

EDIT- I see that Auto Specialties filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition on October 3, 1988. I don't know the outcome of it all, but they may very well be outta business.

If the jack hasn't suffered from some sort of breakage and the hydraulics haven't been damaged by rust, you may be able to resurrect it using O-rings, etc. from another brand/type jack.

But if it's a narrow, short, low lift floor jack or short bottle jack, another jack could prolly be bought for less than the parts will cost to fix this one.

Thanks for the info. Yes i have checked with NAPA and they can get the parts but I need instructions on how to rebuild it. Thanks nam 1970

richard stewart 3rd 03-18-2011 08:50 AM

Hi :welcome:

Welcome to Hotrodders.com Glad to have you with us.

The link is to posts here about repairing floor jacks.
In the future to find stuff here click the search button at the top of the page & type in what your looking for. You can also go to the Knowledge base here & look for whatever.
Rich
http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/sear...archid=4056576

hp246 03-18-2011 05:34 PM

i am in the same situation. tried above link and it doesn't work.

richard stewart 3rd 03-19-2011 02:57 AM

Sorry about the link, this one works.
Rich

http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/sear...archid=4058140

stude283 03-19-2011 06:57 PM

NG,
This link doesn't work either.

jon72vega 03-20-2011 04:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stude283
NG,
This link doesn't work either.

X2

Jon
http://1972vega.wordpress.com/

richard stewart 3rd 03-20-2011 03:13 PM

Hi
If this link doesn't work, click on the search button & type in how to repair a three ton jack.
Rich

http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/sear...archid=4060613


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