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Old 06-12-2017, 04:12 PM
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I know some have good luck with HP jacks. I didn"t. Bought a new
Pittsburg about two years ago and after using it three or four times
(and warranty had gone out) if you jack up a car say to change a
tire and leve it up over night, the next morning it will be on the
ground and it does not leak any fluid. I would say a trans jack
might be different as you will most likely just take the trans in or
out and let it down your self.
I bought two of their battery chargers and they have done well
thus far.
I am that guy who probably bought the 1 dud out of a 100
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only problem I had was how high you have to raise the car.
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only problem I had was how high you have to raise the car.
Don
Yeah, that is the hard part, with a normal car jack I dont know if Id get it high enough. But you can always get the trans onto the ground from this point and slide it out.
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Hyd jacks are not intended to be left overnite. put a jackstand under the car and let the jack down.

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I know some have good luck with HP jacks. I didn"t. Bought a new
Pittsburg about two years ago and after using it three or four times
(and warranty had gone out) if you jack up a car say to change a
tire and leve it up over night, the next morning it will be on the
ground and it does not leak any fluid. I would say a trans jack
might be different as you will most likely just take the trans in or
out and let it down your self.
I bought two of their battery chargers and they have done well
thus far.
I am that guy who probably bought the 1 dud out of a 100
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That's what I did but it's a little hard to wrestle a th400 up on the lift buy your self.
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They sell replacement seals for almost all jacks these days, even the imported ones. They're not easy to find but some websites will have pictures, measurements, and a list of known jacks the seals they offer will fit. The main seal, AKA a "U cup", is usually all you need to fix a sinking jack.
You can do this repair yourself but I had a tough time unscrewing the the cylinder cover, THAT was a bear. The rest was easy. And my stupid imported floor jack works like new again.
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Hyd jacks are not intended to be left overnite. put a jackstand under the car and let the jack down.

Sam
I've got a Walker floor jack and got it in 1968. Have used this jack
many time on hotrods and it would hold one up a week or longer.
About two years ago it went bad, so I spent about $125.00 on parts
and it's new again. I don't think jacks are made like they use to be.
The HP floor jack is still ok to change tires etc, but just don't put a
lot of trust in it. As mentioned before, maybe I just got a dud.
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