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How to Repair a Stuck Trailer Jack

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    • Remove the trailer jack from trailer.

    • Use a 19mm box end wrench to remove the 19mm hex head bolt that secures the jack to the trailer.

    • Slide the jack off the trailer to remove.

    • Be sure to safely support the trailer before removing (With a vehicle or jack stands).

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    • Remove the nut and bolt that secures the handle to the jack.

    • Use two half-inch box end wrenches to remove the half-inch bolt and nut.

    • Slide the handle upward after removing the nut and bolt to remove the handle.

    • Set the handle aside.

    • Screw the jack to the most extended spot the jack will go.

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    • Lift the spacer or washer upward.

    • Set the washer aside.

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    • Turn the jack upside down and use a hammer to gently slide the upper assembly off the lower assembly.

    • Set the upper assembly aside.

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    • Begin to remove the rust and corrosion using a die-grinder and steel wire wheel.

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    • Apply grease or anti-seize lubricant to the screw assembly.

    • Screw the screw assembly to full extension and shortest extension to ensure lubricant reaches every section of the screw assembly.

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    • Remove rust and corrosion from the upper and lower assemblies of the jack using a die-grinder and sanding pad.

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    • Paint the upper and lower assemblies for prevention of future rust and corrosion.

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    • During re-assembly, align the notch on the upper assembly to the grove on the lower assembly.

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    • Use a hammer to force the upper assembly over the lower assembly.

    • Be sure to align the grove and notch of the assemblies.

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    • Install the washer and the jack handle over the stud of the jack.

    • Insert the bolt through the handle and the hole located on the stud.

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    • Install the jack to the trailer and test for correct operation.

Conclusión

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Thank you, very helpful. our tongue jack was a bit different looking but the principles were all the same, and with the help of this guide we got it fixed.

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