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Old 08-11-2015, 12:11 PM   #1
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Was thinking about buying whatever is necessary to lower stabilizer jacks via cordless drill instead of hand cranking. Since these are not hexagonal bolts... Is it not a trick I can take advantage of?? I'm not the weakest person in the world but I could not lower these jacks to save my life!

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Old 08-11-2015, 12:26 PM   #3
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You could buy an extra crank handle and have it modified so you could use it with and impact driver or if the jacks are removable take them to a weld shop and have nuts welded on the end of the threaded rod
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Old 08-11-2015, 01:13 PM   #4
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I'm not the weakest person in the world but I could not lower these jacks to save my life!
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My 7 year old daughter can crank down the jacks on my 23B.

Sounds like your's our frozen with rust due to improper lubrication/use.

Get yourself some penetrating oil (or make some... 50/50 dextron/mercron ATF fluid & acetone) and give it a good soaking.

Make sure you keep them lubed once you get them free.
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Old 08-11-2015, 01:38 PM   #5
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I use a dry lube to keep road dirt from sticking but anything is better than nothing..
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Old 08-11-2015, 01:44 PM   #6
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I agree with the other posters that the screws and joints need some serious lubrication.


It would not be any kind of a big deal to weld a hex nut to the end of the screws. Or find and modify a ratchet socket to fit what you've got.
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Lubed it up and it finally broke free! Thanks for the tips. I'll look into welding a hex nut at some point. It's much easier to turn than I thought so maybe I don't need to get the welding done so soon.
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Old 08-12-2015, 07:37 AM   #8
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I hate to say this but it drives me nuts when people use impact drivers to raise and lower the jacks. It is sooooooo loud and obnoxious. My opinion - use your muscles as long as you are able. If you have a disability, or an issue that means you shouldn't do it manually I completely understand but can you use a quieter drill?
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Old 08-12-2015, 07:46 AM   #9
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Easy, Chuck. The drill really helps us older guys out, and it's a whole lot faster.
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Like I said if you really need to use it - I understand. I have a wife with disabilities so believe me I understand the need to use things to make life easier. The noise of the impact is just like nails on a chalkboard to me.

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