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Old 08-07-2007, 04:14 PM   #1
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Default Craftsman Floor Jack Repair/Rebuild

Does anyone know if there is any information on how to rebuild a Craftsman floor jack? It might just be easier to scrap it and buy another @ <$100 though...

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Old 08-07-2007, 08:04 PM   #2
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I have bought parts for various pieces of Craftsman equipment from http://www3.sears.com/ but I checked a couple of floor jack model #s and got nothing. Not a good sign for their rebuild-ability!
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Old 08-07-2007, 10:15 PM   #3
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We've got one of their wiz-bang aluminum racing jacks. Problem is, the valve to lower the car has become an on/off switch. The jack is either holding the car in place, or the car is in freefall. The jack is less than 24 months old too. No idea what to do about it either.
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Old 08-07-2007, 10:30 PM   #4
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We've got one of their wiz-bang aluminum racing jacks. Problem is, the valve to lower the car has become an on/off switch. The jack is either holding the car in place, or the car is in freefall. The jack is less than 24 months old too. No idea what to do about it either.
I was thinking about an aluminum replacement too, but then I read the reviews and they all sound similar to yours...effing Craftsman.
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Old 08-07-2007, 10:37 PM   #5
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Oh, I thought I was just unlucky. Any idea if I can get it fixed? When we first got it, it was easy to lower a car smooth and slow.
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Old 08-08-2007, 12:46 AM   #6
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Oh, I thought I was just unlucky. Any idea if I can get it fixed? When we first got it, it was easy to lower a car smooth and slow.
I'm as clueless as you here I borrowed my neighbor's ancient-looking 4000lb jack that I was able to carry from his house with one arm, so I may go back and see what brand that was. I don't know if it will be worth the time/effort involved to figure out how to fix the Craftsman and then actually do it, if indeed it is easily fixable.
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If it's craftsman can't you bring it back for replacement / repair like their other tools?
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Old 08-08-2007, 03:00 AM   #8
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If it's craftsman can't you bring it back for replacement / repair like their other tools?
That only applies to their hand tools. Power tools, hydraulics, pneumatics, etc. don't have the lifetime warranty.
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Old 08-08-2007, 03:20 AM   #9
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Ah, in that case I'd probably toss it and get a new jack. I wouldn't want to take a chance on having the jack malfunction.
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