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I have 2 hydraulic jacks. My shed roof leaked and now, the jacks are "frozen." If I put the handle in the slot and try to jack them up, they won't move at all. Does anyone know an easy way to make them work? I know I could take them back to Walmart and they'd replace them, no questions asked but I did leave them in a shed that leaked so don't know if taking them back to Walmart would be right. Thanks in advance for your help. God Bless America! Eagle
-- eagle (email@example.com), September 23, 2001
eagle, use WD40 on them :) tang
-- tang (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 23, 2001.
I might try Liquid Wrench since it's a rust problem. I also like a product called Tri-Flow over WD-40 as a lubricant just because it's petroleum based whereas WD-40 is water based. I hope this helps.
-- Gary in Indiana (email@example.com), September 23, 2001.
Yes, use lots of wd40 and keep working the moving parts. They will eventually break loose and start working freely.
-- r.h. in okla. (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 23, 2001.
If it has been years since these jacks worked you might need to add hydraulic jack fluid ( at any autoparts store), pullthe rubber plugs when the jack is in operational postition, add fluid until it flows back out; if it still does not respond send it to the rebuilders, the O rings are rust damaged.
-- mitch hearn (email@example.com), September 23, 2001.
Close the release valve. They work best that way.
-- James (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 24, 2001.
I go along with close valve. The rams should not be rusted inside the barrel. Are these china specials from Wally-World.
-- Mel Kelly (email@example.com), September 24, 2001.