Dismiss Notice



Register Today It's free! This box will disappear once registered!

Tire Jack Warning

Discussion in 'Stock 2011 - 2019 Ford Explorer Discussion' started by DMesk, July 23, 2013.

^^Searches ExplorerForum.com^^





  1. DMesk

    DMesk Member

    Joined:
    January 17, 2011
    Messages:
    56
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    Peoria IL
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    2014 Limited
    I felt the need to warn all the fellow Ex owners about the tire jack. The one I had broke when using it. I had a flat on my trailer which weighs less 2500lbs and the fourth turn it pulled the jack apart causing the trailer to drop a inch or so. Felt very lucky. I was using the stock lug wrench and in know way overloading the jack. After looking at the construction of the jack I would not use it to jack my car. I cant use mine since its not functioning. It was the weld holding the nut on that broke.
     
    Last edited: July 23, 2013
  2. Support EF

    Join the Elite Explorers for $20

    Explorer Forum has probably saved you that much already, and will continue to save you money as you learn how to diagnose fix problems yourself and learn which modifications work without having to experiment on your own. Elite Explorer members see practically no ads, can add their own profile photo, upload photo attachments in all forums, and Media Gallery, create more private Conversations, and more. Join Today. Your support is greatly appreciated.



  3. peterk9

    peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

    Joined:
    December 28, 2010
    Messages:
    24,072
    Likes Received:
    1,064
    Trophy Points:
    143
    City, State:
    Ottawa, Ontario area
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    2017 Explorer Platinum
    Callsign:
    VE3
    Thanks for posting that information. Hopefully it will make members more aware of a possible problem should they ever have to use the jack.:thumbsup:

    Peter
     
  4. AZwoodman

    AZwoodman New Member

    Joined:
    February 14, 2013
    Messages:
    39
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    City, State:
    Gilbert Arizona
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    2013 EX XLT Impact blue
    Interested in what ford has to say about this.
     
  5. 1995E

    1995E Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    July 16, 2010
    Messages:
    1,861
    Likes Received:
    53
    Trophy Points:
    68
    City, State:
    Maryland
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    95 + 11 Ex both XLT
    Same thing, nothing until someone gets hurt or pissed.
     
  6. Joe Dirt

    Joe Dirt Explorer Addict

    Joined:
    October 4, 2007
    Messages:
    13,404
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    07 Camry
    Any pics of the jack? Curious what exactly it did...
     
  7. huie1983

    huie1983 New Member

    Joined:
    April 18, 2013
    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    Blaine, MN
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    2013 Explorer base
    I second this. The jack for my 2005 Jeep GC also failed like that.In that case the nut the long screw shaft went through stripped out on the shaft. I was lifting the truck with it though, not a trailer like the OP.

    I doubt Ford would say anything as he was lifting something other than the EX with it.
     
  8. DMesk

    DMesk Member

    Joined:
    January 17, 2011
    Messages:
    56
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    Peoria IL
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    2014 Limited
    Pictures

    IMG_0812.jpg

    The light color around the bushing on the end of the screw is the weld. less that 1/16", The bushing fits into a sleeve. It wasnt the threads stripping but the bushing pulled from the hole it was mounted in
     

    Attached Files:

  9. TexasExplorer3

    TexasExplorer3 New Member

    Joined:
    July 22, 2012
    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    City, State:
    Texas
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    2013 Limited
    Good reason to carry a 3 Ton floor jack with me on trips!
     
  10. 182RG

    182RG Active Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2011
    Messages:
    878
    Likes Received:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    28
    City, State:
    Winchester, VA
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    '11 XLT / '13 Touareg TDI
    I'm not sure I'd tell them that it broke using it on my trailer...just sayin'
     
  11. Joe Dirt

    Joe Dirt Explorer Addict

    Joined:
    October 4, 2007
    Messages:
    13,404
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    07 Camry
    Too late. :)

    That does look a bit wimpy though...
     
  12. DMesk

    DMesk Member

    Joined:
    January 17, 2011
    Messages:
    56
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    Peoria IL
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    2014 Limited
    I dont think the jack should break using the supplied lug wrench. Not much leverage I am not asking Ford for anything. It would be nice if they improved the jack. It appears to be a weld quality issue from their supplier.
     
  13. dco43054

    dco43054 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    April 24, 2003
    Messages:
    1,284
    Likes Received:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    48
    City, State:
    cmh
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    16 XLT
    So how about a picture of the trailer? Was it loaded or empty?

    While I agree in principle that the jack should be able to lift a load not in excess of the design weight, whether it is the Explorer, or something else - I bet Ford's response would be that the jack is designed specifically to lift the Explorer and it takes no responsibility for its use to lift other vehicles, etc.
     
  14. DMesk

    DMesk Member

    Joined:
    January 17, 2011
    Messages:
    56
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    Peoria IL
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    2014 Limited
    Its a boat trailer that was loaded w/ 17' Lund that weighs 1700 lbs. I am not asking anything from Ford. Just letting the people here know to be very cautious using the jack. I most likely got a bad jack out of the thousands sent with the cars. Or was it one of the better ones? What I can tell you is that the jack failed and am glad it wasnt while I was changing the tire on my car. I now carry a new scissor jack on my trailer from wmart that cost $25 and it looks a lot stronger.
     
  15. rmp301

    rmp301 Active Member

    Joined:
    October 19, 2011
    Messages:
    313
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    City, State:
    Yonkers, New York
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    2012 Explorer XLT
    Maybe the jack is made to the Explorer specs ....... Don't know if I would have jacked up a trailer with the veh jack.
     

Share This Page







We Support Our Troops!