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Hydraulic Service Jack handle removal

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I can't see how the handle is supposed to come out of the socket. I'm giving it to my brother & the handle needs to come out for transport as I'm taking my car. It's an inexpensive "Black Jack" 3T service jack. There's 'something' protruding at the handle sock. I couldn't feel any flats/points like a bolt/. There a stud protruding from the bottom with a cotter pin. I came inside to use the head & it's raining outside the door where I parked it.

I'm guessing when the cotter pin is removed, maybe it'll slide up & out but it's been together quite a while...

I tried looking for the manual but not happening. I get card games when I Google it.

EDIT: Got It!

It's about to get dark... I looked out & decided I couldn't afford to wait until tomorrow. The shower had mostly past, but now everything was soaked. I dragged it up 2 steps into the mud room. Go ahead & rain! It's tough (with my MS) to work on things on the floor, lest I not be able to get back up. Oh, yeah, wife's away, as in out of the country. I placed a stool to kneel over so I'd not end up flat on the floor. I got a flash light & my reading glasses.

I could see the handle turning in the socket... that's good! I pulled the cotter pin but it did nothing. I could now see the protruding 'something' was a very lightly knurled knob. Vise grips to break the knob loose. The handle lifts out. There's a groove around the base of the handle that engages the knurled knob. I decided I liked the jack with the platform up one pump which gives a good handle to grab.

Job done! Next job will be to wrassle it into the car somewhere with a low lift height.

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You remind me of Clint Eastwood in Gran Turino. Older than the current generation (and MS to make matters worse) yet you can outdo them, teach them, and kick their *** if need be. Every time I read these stories from you it just reinforces that viewpoint even more. Keep at it Russ!

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You remind me of Clint Eastwood in Gran Turino. Older than the current generation (and MS to make matters worse) yet you can outdo them, teach them, and kick their *** if need be. Every time I read these stories from you it just reinforces that viewpoint even more. Keep at it Russ!

Ryan, it is called EXPERIENCE!! LOL!! Someday you will know what it is like.........:tease:

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OK, then you'll enjoy how I got it into the Cirrus! I had the jack in the mud room down stairs. I figured it was dumb to put the jack back out on driveway level 10" down. I backed the car up near the mud room door. Laid a carpet over the trunk edge & bumper, rested the end of a plank on the bumper, the other end in the mud room. I could lift either end of the jack but probably not both at once & my back is hurting these days... So I lifted the jack onto the planks & rolled it into the trunk slicker than snot! (Can I say that here or do I have to report my own post?) One over sight was the spare tire cover is pretty flimsy but I have a couple of 12" x 36" hunks of 1/2" plywood in the truck, shifted them over. Done! Now with a big heavy vise in there & assorted other tools, and my walker... it's pretty full. Most of the heavy stuff is over the rear axle...

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There ya go! When you get "older"you learn to work smarter, eh, Russ?!!

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