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Old 10-17-2019, 02:52 PM
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My floor jack has been acting weird for a while. It acts like it doesn't have any power. It'll go up to whatever I'm trying to lift, but it won't lift it. Which, from what I understand, is what happens when a jack wears out. But the weird part is that it will stay there, without falling down, even if I stand on it. Does anyone know what could cause this. I'm thinking a seal somewhere had a blowout. Also I don't really have any information on it, so I'm not sure if it's worth a rebuild.
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Old 10-17-2019, 06:25 PM
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What brand is it?
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Not a clue. I'll see if I can find a name later, and get a few pics.
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Well, the sticker on the side says Penske, but I didn't think they made jacks. And the only number I could find was 177857. My dad did say it was a cheap jack, so I may end up buying a new one.
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Is it Yellow by chance? More than likely it was a K-Mart special back in the late 90s early 2000s for like $15.00. Sounds like it was a 2ton jack.

Today is the last day for the Harbor Freight parking lot sale, so I'd hurry over and get a new jack.
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Is it Yellow by chance? More than likely it was a K-Mart special back in the late 90s early 2000s for like $15.00. Sounds like it was a 2ton jack.

Today is the last day for the Harbor Freight parking lot sale, so I'd hurry over and get a new jack.
Get the 3 ton daytona! I love mine big time, and always recommend them.
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Get the 3 ton daytona! I love mine big time, and always recommend them.
That's close to $200. Worth it, but if one only needs a cheap jack, the one for $69.99 would suffice. But I agree, the Daytona would be a great jack to have.
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That's close to $200. Worth it, but if one only needs a cheap jack, the one for $69.99 would suffice. But I agree, the Daytona would be a great jack to have.
Mine was $129 with coupon. I never pass up using HF coupins, when you can use a stack at a time, I'm known locally for 50% or more off each order. When I found a digital coupon for a $.25 razor knife, I'd combine it with a free headlamp, free tarp or other decent free item, and walk out with two items for $.27 daily, where else can you get two functional items for a quarter and two pennies?

There are several varieties of the Daytona jacks, mine is the "standard" 3 ton and the most affordable of the line, the long reach low profile would be sweet, but it is the one at $200 with a coupin. Google the harbor freight coupon database and see what they have on the jacks, even the little trolley jack has a coupon for like $19.99 or something like that, but I bend and break trolleys way before their time, so I upgraded this time.
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Yeah, it's yellow. I kind of figured it was a cheap jack based on the build. I'll do some lookin' around for a new one. I figure, anything's better than the scissor jack I'm using. Thanks for the help.
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