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Old 10-21-2021, 10:20 AM   #1
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Jack Pads

I lowered my jacks and the rear jack pads had came in contact with the edge of the drive way concrete stop. My pads on the jacks are now bent upward on one edge about 3 inches. I was fortunate that only the pads are damaged, the jacks extend and retract as design and the pistons show no damage and no hydro leaks.

I was think of lowering the jacks down then using a torch (portable benzene) heat the pads but not too much then hammer out the edge of the pad downward. I did look at the bottom of the pad and appears to be welded onto the piston OR should I just leave as is?
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I lowered my jacks and the rear jack pads had came in contact with the edge of the drive way concrete stop. My pads on the jacks are now bent upward on one edge about 3 inches. I was fortunate that only the pads are damaged, the jacks extend and retract as design and the pistons show no damage and no hydro leaks.

I was think of lowering the jacks down then using a torch (portable benzene) heat the pads but not too much then hammer out the edge of the pad downward. I did look at the bottom of the pad and appears to be welded onto the piston OR should I just leave as is?
Interesting that yours are welded to the piston rather than affixed with a bolt.

FWIW, one of my rear jack feet was slightly bent. It straightened somewhat over time, to the point I was eventually able to get a snap pad on it. At this point I assume it is fairly straightened ...
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If there not welded on, I would remove and repair or replace. I would double check to see if they're actually welded on. If they're welded on, place a block of wood, under the straight portion of the jack pad, and lower the jack, putting pressure on the wood. Then take a hammer and beat the bent part downward. I wouldn't heat it!
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