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Old March 31st, 2016, 01:49 AM
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Hi-Lift Jack wont jack down - WTF?

As per title - I googled it, lot's of forums suggesting that it needed lube on the pins, however, fun fact:
  • It's brand new - still had factory lube on it.

WD40 applied anyway - still wont go down, it'll just rock up and then down the same distance for each stroke, no pin action.

It's an interesting mechanism, but a wee bit hard to be sure of what it's meant to do as the issue mean I've never actually seen what it's meant to do

Lucky I had access to a standard LR jack or I'd be kicking the Defender over to get the jack out.

So, anyways, in a moment of zen-like reflection I notice that a pin- er.. -pin (?) (the pin that goes through the pin) is bent.

Is this normal?

I suspect not...

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Old March 31st, 2016, 02:00 AM
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Ah the joy of the extremely useful and yet finicky and often dangerous hi-lift...yeah, that pin is meant to be straight. Strange that it was bent right off the bat, I've had to rebuild mine a few times but always after some abuse.
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Old March 31st, 2016, 02:34 AM
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Yeah, I figured - thanks for the confirmation.

Annoying , but ah well...

I'm certainly not going to bend it back myself and expect happy times - I don't know what I don't know about what would happen if it broke, but in the same breath and given time I might convince myself that a home made replacement would be fine - hopefully First Four will come through with a replacement free of charge though.

The cross-pin (that's what I call it now) is in the HiLift pin maintenance kit.
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Old March 31st, 2016, 03:18 AM
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Def don't bend it back, use that maint kit; I usually order these two at a time (one for immediate replacement parts, one for the next time it breaks on the trail).
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Old April 1st, 2016, 02:40 PM
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Happens all the time to me. you need to use your fingers to pull the lower pin out and it will drop. it gets bound up. just get the handle so the weight is in the top pin, then manually pull out the lower pin, drop the handle town, engage the lower pin, etc. and it will go down.
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Every time I look at a Hi-Lift jack I wonder how many people get injured of killed each year by one.
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Old April 1st, 2016, 03:10 PM
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WD40 it more
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I had my brand new Hi Lift do that at Winter Romp, but I attributed it to the extreme cold cause the grease to become too thick.
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Old April 2nd, 2016, 07:00 PM
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I bought one fo my Hi-Lifts back in the '60s. It still works perfectly, but sometimes it needs a spritz of oil.
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