I have a hydraulic jack that leaks - loses pressure/oil within a few
The 'release' is a push in button, not a 'twist' screw, so I cannot
simply tighten it.
Is there anything I can do short of replacement? ---- paul
Rebuild it, but if it's an inexpensive consumer-grade jack there are
likely no parts available and you're at the luck of the draw that the
internal o-rings, etc., are anything you can get from distributors.
Just went thru the problem w/ one here--no parts from the no-name
chiwanese maker; not standard-sized to fit w/ generically available.
Did take a larger diameter ring and "force-fit" it by pushing the handle
piston (where the leak was) through it--made a slightly rough cut but it
holds better than did before altho not perfect.
Problem is, if it's the actual pressure seal instead of just the handle
pump piston, even a little is too much.
Yeah, i have a cheap-o one also that has started to leak.
I could jack up autos for hours and no concern. Now I get a few minutes.
I guess it's a reminder that a jack is not a jack-stand, but many times it's
not easy to find a place to "lift" and the "hold" at the same time.
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