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Where Do I Fill Oil Into My Car Jack?

Where Do I Fill Oil Into My Car Jack, as it Jack's up fine and holds the car but when I lower the jack it only lowers so far then when I get it from under the car, I have to stand on it to fully realse it. thanks

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Usually only oil has to be added if the jack will not pump up, not down. They go down either by added retraction springs or by the weight of what they were lifting.
Anyway, look for a small rubber plug about 1/2" in diameter on the hydraulic unit, lay the unit on it's side so when the rubber plug is removed the oil won't run out. Once you remove the plug, fill it up with hydraulic jack oil from an auto parts store. Put the plug back in, you may have to work the jack to purge air bubbles, by pumping it up and down a few times.

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