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Old 10-02-2012, 09:26 AM   #1
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HWH Leveler spring replace

I have the 9000 lb levelers that uses two springs connected at the top with a link. What is the secret to install new springs.
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:49 AM   #2
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Since I just did this I found it easier to remove the jack ( very easy to unscrew the Hyd hose undo the elec connection) you wont lose a drop of fluid. Then simply tilt the jack to one side replace the spring and tilt the opisite way to replace the other spring and re install. I did need an impact wrench as the bolts were on tight but the entire process took less that 90 min for all four. Trust me this was simple
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I've seen other posts , where to install the springs they slipped a number of 1/4 " thick wooden strips , between the spring coils, on the bench, to lengthen the spring , installed the spring. Then extended the leveler and the wood fell out.
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I've seen other posts , where to install the springs they slipped a number of 1/4 " thick wooden strips , between the spring coils, on the bench, to lengthen the spring , installed the spring. Then extended the leveler and the wood fell out.
Problem with my levelers is that both springs have to be installed together they connect with a link and form a chain with one spring at each end. I have the levelers that fold down and then extend and the springs pull em mck up. I am trying to extend the springs with little pieces of wood but I must extend each one almost two inch's. There must be a proceedure to do it.
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Problem with my levelers is that both springs have to be installed together they connect with a link and form a chain with one spring at each end. I have the levelers that fold down and then extend and the springs pull em mck up. I am trying to extend the springs with little pieces of wood but I must extend each one almost two inch's. There must be a proceedure to do it.
my jacks go straight up and down, but I was able to extend thee springs at least 2 inch's with the the wood wedges. I would bend the spring and a buddy would put the wedges in. I bought extra springs when one broke and kept all of the wedges we used in the box with the springs for the next time.
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