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I'm thinking of buying a hydraulic 2.5 ton jack from Advance Auto Parts. $50, generic company, perhaps not the best jack in the world but I'll be happy so long as it's functional and lasts a few years. I read in the HF jack thread that you should bleed a hydraulic jack before use. How easy is it to bleed a jack, and would I need any special tools to do it?

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Funny you should ask... I found this page that talks about maintenance of hydraulic jacks just the other day... http://www.hyjacks.com/H7.HTM . Check out the other jack information/maintenance pages linked from the home page as well.
 

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Problem with a lot of those car store jacks is that they don't go low enough for some cars.

I would spend a few extra dollars and get a good jack, not saying go buy an AC for some $400, but the Sears or HF aluminum jack is nice, and is a better all around jack.

Also the cheaper jacks have shorter handles and lower powered hydraulics, meaning it is harder to lift the car, more force and more pumps.
 
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