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Is there a life span on the stock bottle jacks?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Glenn54, Aug 5, 2022 at 5:01 PM.

  1. Aug 5, 2022 at 5:01 PM
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    Glenn54

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    (2001 Tacoma SR5 4X4 ext cab 2.7) Mines over 20 years old and (knock on wood), I've never had to use it since I rolled my Tacoma off the show room floor back in 2001. Figure the seals are probably shot in it by now. I have a 4ton jack and stands for garage use. I was never too keen on bottle jacks anyway. Any recommendations on something small and safe enough to carry around out on the road?
     
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    02hilux

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    I'm still using my dad's bottle jack from 1987, lol. So yours will definitely be in better condition.
     
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    There's no seals it's a screw type jack, no lifespan though I can say they tend to eat themselves after a while if your truck weighs 5.5k lbs and you use them with a drill adapter to power them up.
     
  4. Aug 5, 2022 at 5:24 PM
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    OK, guess I'll hang onto it then:thumbsup:
     
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    Life span of an OEM jack ends about 30 seconds just before you really need it. But really, no lifespan to be concerned about. It isn't a bad idea to pull it out every couple years, extend it all the way and give it a quick lubrication job and wipe it down.
     
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    Good idea
     
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    ICON8 Lift -285s. upTOPoverland rack.
    Good until broken.
     
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    I'm like you, wanted something more trustworthy.
    And I wanted something that would work with a drill....
    and compact enough to go behind/under passenger seat...

    And its really not for me, I replace tires way too early (a trucks life blood).....
    its for rescuing others.......its come in very handy......
    lightning fast....with a drill......and much safer, able to correct/adjust on the fly fast.....


    This one is heavier and taller than most......and also hard to get.....
    OEMTOOLS 2 Ton Scissor Jack (autozone.com)

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    Last edited: Aug 5, 2022 at 7:09 PM

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