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Hyd floor jack

This is my 1st thread on garage tools. I have "sears" jack,its about 10 yrs. old. the handle return spring broke. Mr.sears @ roebuck told me they do not sell parts for their jacks. Ain't that some s---. I told them in so many words, that sucks.I am wondering if anyone can tell me where I can find that spring I know there's plenty of knowledge on this site

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I would check with some hydraulic repair shops in your area. Look in the phone book for hydraulic cylinder repair.

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The big problem is (usually) that it just doesn't make economic sense to fix some of the cheaper jacks. Most of the hydraulic equipment places in the city (Calgary) charge $100.00+ per hour to fix anything.

I know, I know ... you just want the parts, and you will install them yourself ... right?

Yes, me too ... but unfortunately the "DIY" customer component is almost negligible percentage of their business ... which means that stocking repair parts is no longer profitable.

Another factor is that many of these "consumer" (versus "professional") products are designed to be pretty much non-serviceable. The pump bores and cylinders are cast in aluminum, with no sleeves. when they wear out ... buy a new jack.

Sadly, that is why we are becoming a "throw-away" society.

So it seems our choices are to either shell out the big bucks for a "professional grade" jack, or buy another "el cheapo".

If you are looking for a new jack (either way) have a look at one of those "easy up" syle. They have a 2-stage pump that usually raises the lift arm to the point of contact in one or two pumps, and then the second stage takes over and does the "grunt" work.

Here is a link to an OTC #1717 jack ... and yes, you can get repair parts for this one.


Here's another thought. Perhaps you're lucky and the spring you need to fix your jack might be the same as the one that fits one like this. there is an online (PDF file) owner's manual / parts list on that page as well.
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What does that spring do?
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I have a Sears that must be 25-plus yrs old....I love it even though it is the first of the asian imports from Sears.


I assume it is a coil spring with two tangs. I'd bet there is a spring manufacturer out there that lists all sorts of sizes of those. But I am sure there is a certain name for that style of spring and I have no clue what to type into google.

I'd stop by a hyd repair place...they may have a spring that could work...as most imports are knock-offs of another brand.
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I work part time in a hardware store.... Yes Paris, I'm your helpless hardware man.

Most hardware stores carry a variety of tension and compression springs.

Improvise!
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I work part time in a hardware store.... Yes Paris, I'm your helpless hardware man.

Most hardware stores carry a variety of tension and compression springs.

Improvise!
Yeah...you can probably make your own. If it needs hooks on the end, heat it up to bend.

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did you call sears parts? If you spoke to someone at the store you may have received an idiot . Call the store and ask for the sear parts phone number. You should be able to order any replacement part you need and have it shipped to you. At least, thats how it worked when I worked there in hardware about four years ago. It could have changed, who knows. At the time I used the hotline once to order a direct re-placement vent fan for a 10 year old panasonic surround sound receiver that was not purchased at sears. Thats a pretty obscure part, I was impressed to say the least.
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repair for all floor jacks & battery chargers too!

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i have 3 floor jacks 2 walker & 1 sears floor jack ! i found a repair shop farmingdale long island NY ! he repaired walker jack rebuilt hydraulic jack did a nice job & the other walker jack has bent frame & fixing now ! he said that repair all types & brands jacks floor or bottle & battery chargers too !! very reasonable cost!! check out his website !!
AUTO-MATIC REPAIR COMPANY

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repair for floor jack

Go to Sears (Craftsman ) web site, type in model # of your jack, look at parts breakdown, order spring. OR take spring to ACE hardware and match up with a new one.Just did that for my Cycle Country snow plow to replace the trip springs. 2 springs, $20.00 and I'm done. No special order, no waiting,no shipping charges and best of all, no BULL!!! More than one way to pluck a duck.
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