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Old 01-03-2013, 04:05 PM   #1
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Bottle jack HELP!!!!!

Ok so I put the bottle jack under the axel and then put the rod in and twist. Well ounce it's actually lifting its to hard to twist any more. WTF what am I supposed to do?

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I would set it up on the bench and work it with no load to see if it will run all the way up before anything else. Sounds like it is binding or needs to be lubed. Is it the OEM jack or did you get it somewhere else?

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What exactly are you "twisting" on a bottle jack? All the bottle jacks I have seen, you put the rod in and pump up and down...no twisting involved except for unscrewing the "pad" to make the jack longer. Unless the factory jacks are different.
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Get yourself a decent jack and a pair of jack stands. Good luck.
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What exactly are you "twisting" on a bottle jack? All the bottle jacks I have seen, you put the rod in and pump up and down...no twisting involved except for unscrewing the "pad" to make the jack longer. Unless the factory jacks are different.
There is no pump
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I would set it up on the bench and work it with no load to see if it will run all the way up before anything else. Sounds like it is binding or needs to be lubed. Is it the OEM jack or did you get it somewhere else?
It is a OEM jack
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There is no pump
Interesting. My jeep didn't come with a jack, so thats news to me. How does it work when not under load?
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Interesting. My jeep didn't come with a jack, so thats news to me. How does it work when not under load?
You put the rod in it and twist. I'm begging to think its a piss of shit though because I can't find any videos on how to use the damn thing.
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There is no pump
That's how mine looks. Wish I could help, I have never used that thing....hope it works.
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You put the rod in it and twist. I'm begging to think its a piss of shit though because I can't find any videos on how to use the damn thing.
Does it work with no load?
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I have something like that for my Chevy truck and it has a long 3 part handle, 2 long pieces fit into the jack and one sits sideways on them to make the handle and you twist it to make it go up or down. Do you have the handle pieces??
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I have something like that for my Chevy truck and it has a long 3 part handle, 2 long pieces fit into the jack and one sits sideways on them to make the handle and you twist it to make it go up or down. Do you have the handle pieces??
No I don't
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There is no pump
Your pic shows it fully extended...........
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No I don't
If you know what car/truck the jack came from then you could to go a junkyard to see if you could find the other parts.

Or you could just to go your local auto parts store and buy a bottle jack, they are not that expensive. Your call.
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If you know what car/truck the jack came from then you could to go a junkyard to see if you could find the other parts.

Or you could just to go your local auto parts store and buy a bottle jack, they are not that expensive. Your call.
Ok thanks
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Your pic shows it fully extended...........
If that is the oem jack, it is not fully extended in that pic.
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If that is the oem jack, it is not fully extended in that pic.
OK, how much jack is left?
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I can't post pics form my iPad right now, but here is a link. There is a pic in there posted by Jerry of the oem. Take a look, it extends much more. It's a thread that was started by the op of this thread.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/powe...nd-203821.html
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The stock rods have one that goes into the notch on the turning knob, and another that goes through that to make it like a T handle to put more torque on it to turn it. There is also one (in my kit) that lets you use a 3/8th ratchet I believe. Pics of what you are using to turn it? You could try using something else around the garage. You gota be resourceful man.
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I carry some blocking to crib up the jack to minimize the gap prior to even starting to jack it up.
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I can't post pics form my iPad right now, but here is a link. There is a pic in there posted by Jerry of the oem. Take a look, it extends much more. It's a thread that was started by the op of this thread.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/powe...nd-203821.html
I bought that power built jack but it has not came in yet
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The rest of the "crank" is not stored under the seat with the jack. Its next to the passenger seat Velcro'd to the floor under the door sill. Do you not have that part? And the jack telescopes. There is an entire section that is not shown in that picture.
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The rest of the "crank" is not stored under the seat with the jack. Its next to the passenger seat Velcro'd to the floor under the door sill. Do you not have that part? And the jack telescopes. There is an entire section that is not shown in that picture.
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It's dark but here is a quick pic of my daughters '06.
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It's dark but here is a quick pic of my daughters '06.
Right the 2 rods came out of there. I thought there was a 3rd one though? And how do the pieces fit together?
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The third piece is the lug wrench which is under the seat.
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The third piece is the lug wrench which is under the seat.
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You don't have an owner's manual?
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You don't have an owner's manual?
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Your pic shows it fully extended...........
If that is the oem jack, it is not fully extended in that pic.

I stand corrected Crazyflyingplastics. Thanks

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