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post #16 of 26 (permalink) Old Nov 17th, 19, 12:54 PM
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Rent one.

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post #17 of 26 (permalink) Old Nov 17th, 19, 1:10 PM Thread Starter
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Re: need a trans jack

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Rent one.
Might have to look into that, Bruce. I'm really out in the country but there might be something within a reasonable distance. I know a jack is not "that" cheap and I probably won't use it much either but when I want it, I want it. You know how that one goes!
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Re: need a trans jack

Don't know if anyone realized the following. The cheaper Harbor Freight jack has a higher lift than the more expensive one. In addition the cheaper jack is all mechanical. I assume the more expensive jack is hydraulic. No hydraulics to fail in the cheaper jack. If you get it on sale of with a coupon and use it for one job then you got your monies worth. But my experience is it will last for many jobs.
The object for me at least is to get the trans up or down as quickly and as relatively safe as possible. I find the install to be the more difficult. That is why the extended bolts that can be installed into the bell housing are very helpful. They allow one to get the trans hung on the bolts quickly and therefore take some of the pressure off the jack. At that point the trans is in no danger of falling by being partially supported by the jack.
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post #19 of 26 (permalink) Old Nov 17th, 19, 9:08 PM Thread Starter
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Re: need a trans jack

Good point(s) Brad. the height issue will be more important on the install, for sure. I have some long bolts that I cut the heads off and used a previous time many years ago. Will figure out which way to go and report back. Again, thanks to all for your input!
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post #20 of 26 (permalink) Old Nov 17th, 19, 9:33 PM
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Look for a used lincoln or walker trans jack ebay craigslist facebook
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post #21 of 26 (permalink) Old Yesterday, 12:49 PM
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I have the 2000# HF trans jack, and it has a lot more uses than just replacing transmissions. It's great for gas tanks, rears, and even doors. Here's the easiest way I've ever found to remove and install doors. Alignment is a breeze.





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I used mine when I installed the rear bumper
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I used mine when I installed the rear bumper

Works on lawn tractors too.
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post #24 of 26 (permalink) Old Yesterday, 11:10 PM
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I have the 2000# HF trans jack, and it has a lot more uses than just replacing transmissions. It's great for gas tanks, rears, and even doors. Here's the easiest way I've ever found to remove and install doors. Alignment is a breeze.





The door idea is a great idea. I havenít had mine long enough to find any alternative uses yet, but thatís something I will have to remember
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post #25 of 26 (permalink) Old Today, 7:29 AM
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How quick you need one? I can grab my HF one for the next time I'm in Rochester, or Webster here in the next few weeks.

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post #26 of 26 (permalink) Old Today, 8:04 AM Thread Starter
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How quick you need one? I can grab my HF one for the next time I'm in Rochester, or Webster here in the next few weeks.
Not in a real hurry...just trying to prepare. Trans has never been touched (orig. to the car) and it leaks quite a bit. Going to take it to Nate at Autogear for an R&R treatment sometime this winter. I think I have enough info to move ahead. May try to build some sort of "frame" to mount on my floor jack but the HF deal may take over. Thanks for the offer!

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