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hello .. i know this is not a blazer problem, but to work on my blazer i need the jack, it's a sears 3 ton jack, it only goes up half way, id like to know how to add oil to it , here is a pic of it please help thanks glen ( i hope the pic shows up)

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First thing I would do is power wash it and try to get some of the crap out of it. Then I would spray it with some LPS or WD40 to get the water back out and then try to lube it up some.
 
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Is there a cap/plug on the cylinder (in front of the handle)?
 
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nothing on the cylinder, just a flat head and an allen head that you can see from the pic, i dont want to unscrew any thing because it might be under pressure
 
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If the jack handle is twisted all the way to release, nothing should be under pressure. One cap will probably have a spring and check ball under it, the other should be the fill port.
 
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i'm going to look at the front of the handle again i was on this site and saw this http://www.hyjacks.com/H7.HTM thanks for you help.... glen
 
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after looking at the jack again i lowered the handle all the way down and low and behold there was a rubber stopper,just like the one in the link i posted, pulled it off and saw some oil down there, so thats it! thanks for helpping out, now i can rotate my tires on my 98 blazer 4.3l 213,000 miles and counting
 
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I could have sworn that most all jacks have a fill hole in the main body of the cylinder.
 
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jack works great now, thanks for you help
 
 
 
 
 
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