View Full Version : Help floor jack problem

03-11-2010, 12:05 AM
I have a powerbuilt 2.5 ton floor jack from kragen that won't lift anymore because the little hydraulic nub you push down on with the lever doesn't return back up so I can pump again. When I take a screw driver and pull the nub back up, I pump the jack again and the nub stays down.

If I pull the jack straight up from the lift point, it hold pressure just fine and stays up all the way. And there is no leaking oil from what I can see. The jack is completely filled with oil too.

Any help would be appreciated on helping to get this jack working

03-11-2010, 12:24 PM
sounds like an internal valve went bad... had the same happen to me. hope you were planing on upgrading soon...

03-11-2010, 03:13 PM
i guess i am now.

lord flashheart
03-11-2010, 03:43 PM
if i remember right powerbuilt has a lifetime no questions asked return policy. i have broken numerous powerbuilt sockets/ screwdrivers/wreches etc. and i just take em back to checker orielys and the switch it for a new one no questions asked.

03-11-2010, 03:58 PM
^ if they are anything like craftsman, something like a jack wont have a lifetime warrenty

lord flashheart
03-11-2010, 04:40 PM
your probably right. but i figure its worth a shot. and i think its a limited lifetime. seals and stuff wouldnt be covered but a valve might be.