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 Post subject: Missing jack
PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:27 am 
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Jack crossover sources?
Not sure if this is the correct forum for such a odd question...but..
Does anybody know what other GM models may use the same jack. (Most similar year vans and pickups?)
I just discovered I did not get the jack and lug wrench with the vehicle. Glad I figured it out now, and not ten miles from nowhere. The PO is too far away to make it a worthwhile trip to collect it.

So, off to the Pick'n'Pull soon.

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Issaquah, WA
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 Post subject: Re: Missing jack
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:04 pm 
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I’ll check and see if my van and my s-10 Blazer share that commonality and report back

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 Post subject: Re: Missing jack
PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:59 pm 
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I a jack listed as GM# 15714338 lised for 1995-2002; and the lug wrench as #156597321; but I know there were several other pieces, that came with that kit. There were two chocks and a tool for the doghouse cover that I have seen mentioned at different times. It would be nice to find the whole kit in a P'n'P .
However, just finding the jack and handle would be a plus. I have seldom like the lug wrenches supplied by any manufacturer.
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 Post subject: Re: Missing jack
PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:51 am 
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I guess I didn't get whatever tool there is for the doghouse, but I've got the rest. I was really pleasantly surprised by the chocks. I bought a 2nd pair on ebay and I use them frequently (though I store them elsewhere so I don't have to un-do the jack mounting bolt to get them out)

The lug "wrench" is a two-piece combo tool that includes the ratchet, then the lug tool on one of the shaft and the driver for the spare tire "winch" on the other. As you guess, it's fairly useless as a lunch wrench, but absolutely necessary for moving the spare tire around.

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 Post subject: Re: Missing jack
PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:58 am 
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Herbie,
Thanks much for the info.,
Great point about the spare tire lift. I had not even considered that. I will look at that setup to see what type of socket or wrench I will need to carry, until I find the correct stuff. I have located a dozen A/S vans that were recently (withing the last month) inducted into the local P'n'P's.
I might get lucky and find the whole kit.

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 Post subject: Re: Missing jack
PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:34 pm 
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SCORED!
Coming home from a dentist appointment, and I decided to stop at a very small local wrecking yard, which I pass almost every day. I parked right next to a ramp truck with a rough old Safari on it.
When I inquired about buying a jack, the guy headed right out to that van. I got the jack and lug wrench assembly, and the wheel chocks for $20. They were pristine. I don't think the pieces had ever been used.
They have two early '80's vintage 2WD vans in the yard.

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 Post subject: Re: Missing jack
PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:39 pm 
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WE7X wrote:
SCORED!
Coming home from a dentist appointment, and I decided to stop at a very small local wrecking yard, which I pass almost every day. I parked right next to a ramp truck with a rough old Safari on it.
When I inquired about buying a jack, the guy headed right out to that van. I got the jack and lug wrench assembly, and the wheel chocks for $20. They were pristine. I don't think the pieces had ever been used.
They have two early '80's vintage 2WD vans in the yard.

Rod Johnson
Issaquah, WA


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 Post subject: Re: Missing jack
PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:03 am 
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Hi,

That is great. So just to be clear, you also have the racheting tire iron and ratchet that you use to un wind the steel cable and lower the spare?

I am thinking of mounting one of the 36" High Lift farm jacks inside my 2003 AWD Astro on right rear side. I have mounted 3/4" plywood to side wall to allow mounting accessories.

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 Post subject: Re: Missing jack
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Yes, I even got the original operations instruction sheet. I got everything but actual bag for the tools, and the hold-down bolt and nut assembly. I can make that, or I can just use heavy bungees. I'll see what works.

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Issaquah, WA
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 Post subject: Re: Missing jack
PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:52 am 
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Hi All,
Just read on off road sites, that the new "hot set up" for a jack is to get the Harbor Freight Aluminum floor jack instead of High Lift jack. HF Sky 62309, 2.5 ton, w/rapid pump, dual piston, made by Pittsburg. $154.99 , 52 lbs, handle length 45 1/4" two pieces, max lift 18 1/2" and min lift 3 3/8". Jack is 26" long, 12" wide by 6"high. For off road use in dirt, sand, or mud, put an aluminum skid plate under floor jack. Or 3/4" plywood or 1 1/8" sub floor plywood.
And get rubber Jack pads, by Amz, $10 per pair.
HF also has aluminum Jack stands, 3 ton, $39.99 per pair. Weight is listed as 4.5 lbs.

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