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lift cylinder

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by J&D, Nov 5, 2007.

  1. J&D

    J&D Member
    Messages: 41

    the lift cylinder on my my 7.6 Boss is messed up. It will not lift up when I am connecting to my truck. I think I forgot to grease it before putting it away for the summer. I tried to pry it open with a 2 ton jack-it did not work. I think i need to replace the cyclinder. Are these easy to replace yourself.? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
  2. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239

    did you try to disconnect the hose's first to see if it is just a hydraulic lock from a valve not opening ?
  3. J&D

    J&D Member
    Messages: 41

    no I did not. I just disconnect the hose going to the cyclinder and then connected it again.
  4. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Is your 7.6 a standard duty (non smarthitch)..or a superduty (smarthitch)? In other words, do you have to manually push the tower up to the truck or is it self powered?