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Old 05-18-2010, 05:36 PM   #1
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Default Craftsman floor jack ?

my trusty 3 ton jack is getting on my nerves. the jack itself works perfectly considering it's ten years old. the problem is with the handle. it won't stay in the upright position anymore. the spring that holds it upright snapped. has anyone had this problem and repaired it? I really want to take care of this, I'm tired of tripping over it when I'm walking around the car and I forget that it's there.

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Old 05-18-2010, 05:46 PM   #2
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my trusty 3 ton jack is getting on my nerves. the jack itself works perfectly considering it's ten years old. the problem is with the handle. it won't stay in the upright position anymore. the spring that holds it upright snapped. has anyone had this problem and repaired it? I really want to take care of this, I'm tired of tripping over it when I'm walking around the car and I forget that it's there.

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I can source most of the springs, If you have a picture that would be helpfull. I will need the length of the spring arms, Spring inside diamter, Total width. I believe that is all i need.

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Old 05-18-2010, 07:07 PM   #3
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let me see what I can do.
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Old 05-25-2010, 05:13 PM   #4
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Default Re: Craftsman floor jack ?

sorry it's taken so long. here is what I've come up with.

I.D.: .670

spring arm length: 2" or slightly under that. I measured this from the tip of the arm to where it meet the spring and starts to curl.

thickness: 1.106" this was measured from outside to outside.

LMK if you can still help me out.

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Old 05-25-2010, 05:21 PM   #5
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sorry, forgot to include the pics.
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Ok.. Give me a couple days to see what i can find out.
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Old 05-25-2010, 08:51 PM   #7
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---thanks.
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Old 05-25-2010, 09:17 PM   #8
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When the same thing happened to my Dad's jack, I bent one up for him out of carbon steel (it won't last long, but it's better than nothing). You don't have to be all that exact; 5 minutes on the vice and a few trials to tweak it will probably get you back in business for a while.
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Old 05-25-2010, 09:38 PM   #9
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When the same thing happened to my Dad's jack, I bent one up for him out of carbon steel (it won't last long, but it's better than nothing). You don't have to be all that exact; 5 minutes on the vice and a few trials to tweak it will probably get you back in business for a while.
I thought about this a while back but it just makes me nervous. I do restorations out of my garage and I would hate that thing to go while I'm not watching and damage something with fresh paint or new sheet metal. since it broke I've put the jack in the furthest corner of the garage and make do with the other one I have.
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Old 08-02-2010, 05:32 PM   #10
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anyone else have any ideas?
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Old 08-02-2010, 06:06 PM   #11
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anyone else have any ideas?
Check the measurements and go to Mcmaster Carr and look for torsion springs. Each side is different so make sure you get the correct one.
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Old 10-22-2010, 02:45 PM   #12
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I know this is a couple months old thread but I wanted to thank Hiball,

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. I'm going to measure mine tonight and order one. My craftsman 3 Ton did the same thing :-( Been driving me crazy for a while now.
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Old 11-02-2010, 12:38 AM   #13
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haven't had much time to do anything lately in regards to finding a replacement spring. Dmtalon, have to placed your order yet? mind if I get the part # from you so I can do the same?
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Old 11-02-2010, 08:10 AM   #14
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I forgot to measure it that day when it was in my head to, and now getting myself to remember has been hard :-)

As soon as I find something that works I'll report back.
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Old 11-03-2010, 02:07 PM   #15
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I just sent out two emails with the dimensions I came up with and will reply once I hopefully hear back from at least one of them.

BTW, My Jack Model is: 875.501153
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So, A few days ago I was trying to find out the max lift of my craftsman jack and came across the sears parts direct site with a listing for a replacement spring. There was no picture for the spring, but the site listed two. a Torsion and Handle. I bought both, and the Torsion spring is the correct one that replaces the one mentioned in this thread.

Exact part number for the spring is 950115-25

YEA!! My jack is fixed.

Heres a direct link to the part/page to order.
http://bit.ly/qUu6UP

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http://bit.ly/nOJsJg

Hope this helps someone else.

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Old 09-28-2011, 05:00 PM   #17
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So, A few days ago I was trying to find out the max lift of my craftsman jack and came across the sears parts direct site with a listing for a replacement spring. There was no picture for the spring, but the site listed two. a Torsion and Handle. I bought both, and the Handle spring is the correct one that replaces the one mentioned in this thread.

Exact part number for the spring is 950115-25

YEA!! My jack is fixed.

Heres a direct link to the part/page to order.
http://bit.ly/qUu6UP

Parts breakdown
http://bit.ly/nOJsJg

Hope this helps someone else.
Thanks big time from me! Mine broke a couple year ago and its has been parked against the wall for a couple years because of it. The jack is a great jack and works great. I have owned it for over 10 years and have never added a drop of oil or had any issue with it.
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Old 09-28-2011, 05:11 PM   #18
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Default Re: Craftsman floor jack ?

I have that same jack, and it only lifts part way. I guess I ned to add oil? I have never seen any leakage or puddles from it? what type and how much? Thanks.
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I have that same jack, and it only lifts part way. I guess I ned to add oil? I have never seen any leakage or puddles from it? what type and how much? Thanks.
General rule of thumb is to pull the Fill plug and add oil till it rest's above the inner cylinder or aprox 3/16"- 5/16" below the fill hole.


Oh.. And always add Oil with the jack completely Down.
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Old 09-28-2011, 05:27 PM   #20
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Sorry, correction, the TORSION is the correct one, not HANDLE. The Handle one is a long skiny spring that goes under the lifting arm (I guess to pull it down)
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