Help with Hydraulic Jack


Old 07-28-16, 08:29 PM
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Help with Hydraulic Jack

i got a 8 ton bottle jack that was in the garage for a while. Yesterday, i got it out and try do a lift. it would not lift. without load, if i pump it, it would go up about 2 inches, but i can press the saddle and it would go back down. Thats after i try bleeding it. Should I do more bleeding? Is the bottle jack salvageable?
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Old 07-28-16, 08:50 PM
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Either the seals are shot from age or it's low on hydraulic fluid.

Must jacks like that don't need to be bled.
I'd like to see it if you can post a pic for us.
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The first thing I'd try would be to add fluid to make sure it's not low, since you've bled it you've lowered the fluid level.

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