Hey Chris, I have been reading your post and it sounds like you know what you are talking about. I too have a floor jack that will not pick up one wheel of my truck, but it will go up with no load. I filled it with hydraulic oil, but as far as bleeding, I am not familiar as to how to do this if that is the problem. This jack is only a couple years old at best. I just bought it from a guy hoping I could fix it. The model number is 480578. Is this something I could rebuild myself and where would I get the parts. I thank You very much in advance and hope you and your family have a safe and warm new year. My email is email@example.com and I would appreciate any info you could offer,
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You're talking about the engine cradle? Install an engine/transmission support. Raise the vehicle and put it on jack stands. Locate a floor jack under the sub frame. Disconnect the engine mount and transmission mount bolts. Then lower the sub frame.
Center the floor jack's armature under the transmission pan of the transmission.Use a ratchet and open-end wrenches to loosen the transmission mount bolts. Raise the floor jack until the bolts of the rubber, shock-absorbing mounts can be removed with the mounts. Use the floor jack to lift the transmission high enough off the cross member to insert the new rubber mounts. Insert a transmission mount bolt from the bottom and lower the floor
jack until the transmission is seated on top of the rubber shock
absorber of the mount. Repeat the process for the other transmission bolt.Here you can find more quality auto parts http://www.carpartswarehouse.com/otherautoparts.html
YOU NEED TO SUPPORT THE ENGINE TO REMOVE ENGINE MOUNTS. I USED A LARGE FLOOR JACK WITH A PIECE OF WOOD ON JACK SADDLE.WITH WOOD ON SADDLE PLACE JACK UNDER ENGINE OIL PAN SLIGHTLY RAISE ENGINE WITH FLOOR JACK JUST ENOUGH TO TAKE WEIGHT OFF THE ENGINE MOUNTS THEN REMOVE ENGINE MOUNT.
YOU NEED TO SUPPORT ENGINE TO REMOVE TRANSAXLE BRACE.YOU CAN USE FLOOR JACK WITH A PIECE OF WOOD ON JACK SADDLE.YOU NEED TO REMOVE WHEEL OR TIRE SPLASH SHIELD TO REMOVE THE TRANSAXLE BRACE PLACE FLOOR JACK WITH A PIECE OF WOOD IN JACK SADDLE PLACE JACK UNDER THE ENGINE OIL PAN.SLIGHTLY RAISE JACK A LITTLE JUST ENOUGH TAKE PRESSURE OFF THE TRANSAXLE TO REMOVE TRANSAXLE BRACE.DONT RAISE FLOOR JACK UP TOO MUCH UNDER THE ENGINE OIL PAN BECAUSE YOU COULD DAMAGE OIL PAN AND OIL PUMP.
TO REPLACE DRIVE BELT FOR THE 2.0L AND 2.2L ENGINES ROTATE TENSIONER CLOCKWISE USING A WRENCH OR SOCKET USE 19M WRENCH FOR 2.0L ENGINE. USE SIZE 15M WRENCH ON THE 2.2L ENGINE. AND THE 3.1 ENGINE USE A 1/2 INCH BREAKER BAR. IF DRIVE BELT HARD TO GET TO YOU HAVE TO SUPPORT ENGINE WEIGHT USE A HOIST OR FLOOR JACK UNDER THE OIL PAN WITH PIECE WOOD ON JACK SADDLE.SLIGHTLY RAISE FLOOR JACK A LITTLE TO SUPPORT ENGINE TO REMOVE TOP ENGINE MOUNT TO REMOVE DRIVE BELT.DONT DONT OVER JACK ENGINE DAMAGE OIL PAN AND OIL PUMP.JUST RAISE FLOOR JACK SLIGHTLY JUST ENOUGH TO HOLD ENGINE WHEN YOU REMOVE TOP ENGINE MOUNT.
How to Replace Wheel Lug Nuts (DIY Complexity: Easy / Time: 1.5 hours)
Parts: 1. Lug Nut
Tools: 1. Floor Jack 2. Jack Stand Set 3. Ball Peen Hammer 4. Tire Iron 5. Socket Set
Steps: Step 1 Secure the vehicle on a solid level surface to ensure that it does not roll or lean when raised. o Tip: Safety Tip:Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or safety shoes.
Step 2 Break the lug nuts loose but do not remove. Using a floor jack, raise up the front of the vehicle. o Tip: Using an aftermarket floor jack, instead of the original equipment (OE) jack, can make the job easier and safer. Verify the condition of the floor jack before use.
Step 3 Secure the vehicle with jack stands on both sides for safety before starting any work. Do not rely on the jack to hold the vehicle up while working. o Tip: The pinch welds or the frame rails are the two best locations for vehicle support.
Step 4 Remove the lugs nuts. Inspect the threads on the wheel studs.
Step 5 Install the new lug nuts by hand making sure they thread properly.
Step 6 Tighten each lug nut in a star pattern. Lower the vehicle to the ground and torque the lug nuts to the manufacturer’s specifications. o Tip: Refer to the owner's manual for the exact location on the vehicle.
Step 7 Road test the vehicle to verify lug nut repair.
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