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Hydraulic Repair Near Me Safety Guidelines:

  • Ensure the lift is fully installed as per this manual before using it to elevate a vehicle.
  • Only trained Hydraulic Repair Near Me technicians should operate the lift, having familiarized themselves with the above publications.
  • Before moving a vehicle in or out, ensure that the arms and adapters are correctly positioned to prevent damage.
  • Avoid exceeding the lift’s capacity, as specified on this document’s cover.
  • Vehicle placement is crucial and should only be done by trained technicians. Keep the vehicle’s path clear.
  • Use manufacturer’s recommended pickup points for positioning the arms. Verify proper engagement before raising the lift.
  • Keep the area around the lift clear, especially when it is in motion, unlocked, or if there’s a risk of the vehicle falling.
  • Restrict access to the lift area to authorized personnel only.
  • Perform daily inspections of the lift. Do not use if it has any damaged parts or malfunctions. Only qualified technicians should conduct repairs.
  • Maintain a clear area around the lift.
  • Never bypass the Hydraulic Repair Near Me lift’s self-returning controls.
  • Employ safety stands when working with heavy vehicle components.
  • Minimize vehicle rocking while on the lift.
  • To prevent injury, avoid contact with moving parts and keep hair, loose clothing, and body parts clear.
  • Avoid using the lift in wet conditions to prevent electric shock.
  • Do not operate the lift near open containers of flammable liquids to prevent fire hazards.
  • Use the lift as instructed in this manual, with recommended attachments only.
  • Be cautious with unusual vehicles like limousines or RVs, and consult the manufacturer if needed.
  • Lift owners/employers can perform troubleshooting and maintenance as described in this manual. Other procedures should be left to trained service personnel.
  • Familiarize with all safety-related decals on the lift and replace them if they are missing or unreadable.


Monthly Maintenance Tasks:

  • Apply heavy duty bearing grease to the four inside corners of the Hydraulic Repair Near Me legs.
  • When the lift is lowered, check the hydraulic fluid level and add oil if needed, following the Installation Instruction section in the manual.
  • Ensure carriage latches click simultaneously; adjust cables if necessary as per the Installation Instruction section.
  • Inspect and tighten all bolts.
  • Verify anchor bolt tightness. Re-torque loose bolts to 90ft/lbs. Regularly check nut tightness: weekly for the first month and monthly thereafter.
  • Replace any worn or broken parts exclusively with those from the lift manufacturer or equivalent.
  • Lubricate the chains on visible surfaces.

Troubleshooting Guidelines:

  1. If the power unit doesn’t operate:
  • Inspect electrical supply breaker or fuse.
  • Check micro-switch and connections in the motor control box.
  • Verify motor voltage.
  • If the power unit functions but the lift doesn’t elevate:
    • Confirm oil level.
    • Ensure the lowering valve isn’t stuck open.
    • Check connections and components on the pump’s suction side.
  • If the lift elevates without a vehicle but fails with one:
    • Ensure the vehicle’s weight is within the lift’s capacity.
    • Verify correct vehicle positioning.
    • Clean the lowering valve by running the power unit for 30 seconds with the valve open.
    • Check motor voltage.
  • If the lift drifts down:
    • Search for external leaks.
    • Clean the lowering valve as described above, repeating thrice.
    • Clean the check valve seat.
  • For slow lifting or oil foaming:
    • Ensure oil meets the specification in the Installation Instruction section.
    • Tighten all suction line fittings.
  • If anchors continually loosen:
    • Relocate the lift if holes are too large, following the Installation Instruction section.
    • If the floor lacks sufficient strength, remove a concrete area and repour as instructed.
  • If the lift doesn’t move smoothly:
    • Adjust vehicle positioning for balanced weight distribution.
    • Smooth out the four inside corners of the legs, removing rust or burrs with 120 grit emery cloth.
    • Grease the leg corners with heavy duty bearing grease.
    • Use a level to check the legs for vertical alignment and shim as needed.
    • Check oil level and bleed the hydraulic system to remove air, following the manual.
  • If the lift stops lowering after 1 inch:
    • Ensure safety latch pull rods are disengaged.
    • If a pull rod rubs against the leg, adjust for clearance.
  • If the latch doesn’t disengage at full rise:
    • If equalization cables are misadjusted causing misaligned carriages, manually disengage the safety latch with a hydraulic jack and pipe, following the steps detailed above.
    • Afterward, adjust the cables as instructed in the manual.
  • If the Power Unit continues running:
    • Replace a damaged switch after turning off power to the lift.

Hydraulic Repair Near Me Installation Guide

Necessary Tools:

  • 3/4″ concrete hammer drill bit
  • Open end wrenches: 11/16″, 3/4″, 13/16″
  • Torque wrench
  • Deep socket or wrench: 15/16″
  • Socket: 1-1/8″
  • Level (minimum 18″ length)
  • Vise grips
  • Tape measure
  • Funnel
  • Optional: Hoist or Forklift
  • Two 12′ step ladders
  • 1/4” drive ratchet with 5/16” socket

Steps for Installation:

  • Fully read the Hydraulic Repair Near Me manual before starting the installation, operation, or maintenance of the lift.

Site Evaluation and Lift Placement:

  1. Follow an architect’s blueprint if available. Assess the site’s suitability for the lift model according to figures 2 & 3 for bay layout and ceiling height.
  2. Identify the mainside leg, which has a mounting bracket and two top holes, typically placed on the passenger side of the Hydraulic Repair Near Me lift.
  • C. Mark the leg placement locations on the floor.

Carefully unpack the lift, retaining all packing hardware for installation.

  • A. Lay the legs flat on their backs, not standing upright.
  • Carriage Installation: Disengage the latch at the carriage’s bottom, slide the carriage to the leg’s baseplate, and re-engage the latch. Repeat for the other carriage.

Leg Positioning and Anchoring:

  1. Position the Mainside leg and its floor plate, ensuring they are square with the mounting location.
  2. Anchor bolts must be at least 5-11/16″ from any concrete edge or seam.
  3. The concrete should be a minimum of 4-¼” thick and have a compression strength of 3,000 psi.
  4. Drill anchor bolt holes using the Mainside Leg as a template.
  5. Install the anchor bolts, ensuring nuts are above bolt tops and gently tap them into the concrete.
  6. Position the offside leg and repeat the drilling and anchoring process.