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  • Torque Range for Powerbuilt Digital Torque Adapter # ALL940962
  • The torque range for the Powerbuilt Digital Torque Adapter # ALL940962 that you referenced is 20-99 ft lbs of torque.
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  • Is a Thin-Walled Socket Required to Install a Ball on Blue Ox Sway Pro Weight Distribution Systems
  • We have not heard that there is limited space to get a socket into the head to tighten the ball on a Blue Ox Sway Pro weight distribution system so given that information socket # ALL643216 could be used. We do have thin-walled socket # EQ70-00-4800 which is also a 1-7/8" socket and designed for tight spaces. If you wanted to err on the side of caution I recommend using the thin-walled socket.
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  • How to Grease the Bearings on My Trailer
  • Greasing the bearings is actually a fairly easy process. It does take a little bit of time to complete, but after you are done you won't have to worry about greasing the bearings again for a few years. I do have some recommendations to help make this process a bit easier for you. When it comes to packing the bearings with grease you do have a few different options. You can either do it by hand or you can use a grease packer. Although doing it by hand is definitely the most cost efficient...
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  • Recommended Tire Step For Increased Height When Loading And Unloading
  • I recommend the HitchMate TireStep Adjustable Step for SUVs, RVs and Light Trucks - 22" x 10" - 400 lbs, # HE4040 over the Powerbuilt Adjustable Tire Step for SUVs, RVs, and Trucks - 300 lbs # ALL647596. I prefer the HitchMate because the actual step is 3 inches deeper and that gives a little more support. The weight rating is 100 lbs more which makes it feel stonger, and it comes with a bag to store or carry it.
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  • How Does Oil Get Added to Powerbuilt Triple Lift Jack ALL620422
  • I spoke with my contact at PowerBuilt and they informed me the following process to add oil if needed. There is a fill hole directly on top of the pump unit underneath the yolk and the lift arm. The easiest way to access this is to pump up the arm slightly and pull the handle down and you will see a screw cap with a phillips connection. We usually do not recommend end users to do this, but if they know what they are doing and are not disassembling the jack unit I do not see a problem....
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  • Could the Powerbuilt Tire Step ALL647596 fit on a Semi Truck Tire
  • That will depend on the width of your tires. The part # ALL647596 will fit basically any tire diameter as long as the width of it is less than 13 inches. If the width of your tires are less than 13 inches this part would work well for you.
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  • Torque Settings For Wheel Lug Nuts For Boat Trailer And utility Trailer
  • I have attached a chart you can check out that describes the torque needed per wheel size, wheel stud size and material. For an 8-inch wheel with a 1/2-inch wheel stud the torque is 75 to 86 ft-lbs. For a 15 inch steel wheel with 1/2 inch wheel studs the torque is 90 to 120 ft-lbs and if you have an aluminum wheel the torque needed is 90 to 100 ft-lbs. If you do not have a torque wrench I recommend the Powerbuilt Dual Drive Torque Wrench, part # ALL944001. This has 3/8 and 1/2...
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  • Recommendation for Packing Bearing With Grease Prior to Using Grease Gun on an EZ-Lube Axle
  • I highly recommend packing the bearings with grease prior installing them on your new axle and then continue to fill up the remaining space with the EZ-Lube feature. You would want to do this because it's important to make sure they are all lubed up before taking off. The EZ-Lube feature is typically to help maintain the amount of grease within the axle between trips. If you pre pack the bearings you can be worry-free that your new bearing won't be damaged that first trip. If you...
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  • Powerbuilt Unijack With 21 Inch Lift And 6000 lb Capacity Compatibility with 2013 Ford Kuga
  • The Powerbuilt Unijack - 21" Lift - 6,000 lbs # ALL620471, is perfect for your 2013 Ford Kuga. The jack should be placed under the frame as close to the wheel as possible with the frame fully in contact with the jack. This jack has a lift range between 11 inches and 21 inches and it removes the need for jack stands. I've attached a couple review videos for you.
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  • Troubleshooting a Trailer Electric Jack That Will Not When the Switch is Engaged
  • There could be a few things that could be causing your electric trailer jack to malfunction. I will give a few starting points to begin to troubleshoot the problem. On some electric jacks there will may be an inline fuse on the power wire going from the battery or power source to the jack. Check to see if the fuse has blown. You can use a tester like # ALL640595 to test the fuse will it is still connected to the power wire. Also inspect the wiring between the battery and the jack for...
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  • How To Use Powerbuilt ALL648594 Bearing Packer
  • I called my contact at Powerbuilt about the Deluxe Bearing Packer # ALL648594. Here is the response about the construction of the bearing packer: The reason for the spring on this bearing packer is because the purpose of the tool is to pack grease into the bearing and in doing so the entire chamber is filled with grease and the bearing is pressed by hang using the cap cover to create compression. Once pressed down the spring presses the bearing ledge back up separating it from excess...
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  • Wiring Diagram for the 7-Way Trailer Connection
  • If you are needing to wire the 7-way end of your adapter connection the attached wiring diagram can help with the wire locations. The wiring for the 7-way will be this: 1 o'clock position - Black wire auxiliary power 3 o'clock - Brown Right Turn & Brake 5 o'clock - Blue Electric Brake( if applicable) 7 o'clock - White Ground 9 o'clock - Red Left turn & Stop 11 o'clock - Yellow Taillights Center - Reverse Lights (may not be used) Using a circuit tester, like # ALL640595,...
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  • Testing To See If Brake Magnets Are Bad
  • It is not normal to have 12 volts on both wires of your magnet. One side should be hot and the other should be ground. I recommend checking your magnets for amperage using a multimeter like # ALL648349. I've attached an article on how to use this meter to test your brake magnets. If you find that the magnets are bad, I recommend # BP01-180 for 12 inch assemblies and # AKBRKR-M10 for 10 inch assemblies.
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  • Installing a Trailer Hitch Receiver to Proper Manufacturer Torque Specifications
  • There really isn't a way to torque your bolts to specs without using a torque wrench. Not using this will void your warranty because it wasn't installed properly. I recommend getting the Powerbuilt Dual Drive Torque Wrench - 3/8" and 1/2" - 10 to 150 ft-lb # ALL944001 or the Powerbuilt Digital Torque Adapter - 1/2" Drive # ALL940962 to convert your traditional ratchet into a torque wrench.
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  • 2015 Subaru XV CrossTrek Tire Step Recommendation
  • The tires of your 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek would be less than 13 inches in width so the Powerbuilt Adjustable Tire Step # ALL647596 should have no problem fitting your vehicle.
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  • Powerbuilt Triple Lift Jack # ALL620422 Weight and Dimensions
  • The Powerbuilt Triple Lift Jack part # ALL620422 weighs 85 lbs. The dimensions are 27 inches by 17 inches by 9 inches. I attached a review video for more info on the jack as well.
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Lights That Are Getting Too Hot And Failing
  • It sounds like your lights are drawing too much power and it is an issue inside the light. You can use a multi-meter like # ALL648349 to see what voltage and amperage are being drawn. One way to solve this is to put an inline fuse like # SWC9538 and Curt 15-Amp Blade Fuse - Quantity 1 # C58450-1. Another option is to use an In-Line Circuit Breaker - 20 Amp - Perpendicular Mount Bracket # 9506P.
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  • Will Powerbuilt 1-7/8 Inch 12pt Socket Work with Equal-I-zer Weight Distribution System
  • The Powerbuilt 1-7/8 Inch 12pt Socket # ALL643216 that you referenced will fit in the Equal-I-zer weight distribution hitch, like # EQ37120ET, # EQ37140ET, # EQ37040ET, # EQ37060ET and # EQ37100ET, to torque down the hitch ball. In the review video on the # ALL643216 socket, we found we were able to torque down the hitch ball in the Equal-I-zer hitch just fine with the socket. I have attached the review video of this socket for you.
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  • Needing a Hydraulic Jack to Use with a 2013 Ram 1500
  • We do not carry a large selection of automotive jacks, but we do carry a jack that might work for you. The Powerbuilt Unijack, # ALL620470, would be the best option for your 2013 Ram 1500. This jack has a 4000 lbs weight capacity and includes a safety bar that locks the jack into place. We mostly carry bottle jacks that have high lift capacities to be used to change a tire on a loaded trailer or specialty floor jacks intended to be used on level ground. However, the Powerbuilt Unijack...
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  • Troubleshooting Brake Controller Wiring on a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado
  • The light blue with white strip wire on you 2007 Chevy Silverado is the should be the brake light signal coming from the stop light switch. This wire should only be hot when the brake pedal is being pressed. This wire lets the brake controller know when you are activating your vehicle brakes. Then the controller can activate the trailer brakes accordingly. You can use a tester like # ALL640595 to check that wires to see if you are getting the correct signals. I have a attached an...
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  • How to Wire Optronics Tail Lights With Three Wires When Trailer has Four Wires?
  • To figure out how to wire your new Optronics lights you will need to determine the functions of your 1982 Prowler's wires with a circuit tester such as # ALL640595. The ground wires are likely white, but we can't otherwise go by color scheme because you have an uncommon color pattern, which you can see in the help article on wiring I linked for you. What you'll want to do is hook up your trailer to a vehicle and have somebody engage the tail, turn and brake lights while you use the...
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  • No 12-Volt Power for Trailer Connector Battery Power on 2004 Chevrolet Silverado
  • If you are not getting 12-volt power for the battery charge line coming out of your vehicle's 7-Way wiring connector, you might need to check the fuse and wiring located under the hood. If the fuse is installed, it would be located in slot 68 of your fuse box. A 40 Amp fuse is required for the battery power. I recommend using # ALL640595 to check the wire connections for power. Check first if a fuse is installed. The fuse that Chevorlet states should be used in this slot is a 40 Amp...
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  • Where to Connect the Brake Light Switch Wire on a 1986 Ford F-150 When Installing Brake Controller
  • On a typical brake controller installation, you will connect the brake light switch red wire coming from the brake controller to the cold side of the brake light switch. The wire will then get a signal when the brake pedal is being pressed to let the brake controller know when to apply trailer brakes. Using a circuit tester like # ALL640595 can help you find the correct wire at the brake light switch that needs to be tapped into when connecting to the brake controller. The attached...
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  • Emergency Jack Recommendation for 2005 Ford F-250
  • Sounds like you are looking for an emergency jack to use on your 2005 Ford F-250. For that we have the bottle jack part # ALL640407. This jack has a 6 ton capacity.
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  • Needing the Dimension of the Powerbuilt Adjustable Tire Step # ALL647596
  • The measurement on the red square tube is almost 21-3/4 inches on the outside of the tube. The inside of the tube measured 19-1/2 inches. The square tube measures 7/8 x 7/8 of an inch square. The over all dimensions of the step is 4-5/8 inches deep x 22 inches wide. The step will a tire up to 13 inches wide. The Powerbuilt Adjustable Tire Step # ALL647596 weighs approximately 12 lbs.
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  • Troubleshooting Malfunctioning Trailer Turn and Stop Lights Hooked to a 2010 Toyota Tundra
  • Sounds like you might have an issue on your Toyota Tundra. If you have a circuit tester like # ALL640595 you can check the signal out put at you trailer connecter on you truck. On the 7-way trailer connecter, looking at the connecter the pin in the 3 o'clock location will be the left side turn and stop light and the pin at the 9 o'clock location will be the right side turn and stop light. If you have the 4-way plug, the yellow wire is the left turn and stop and the green wire is the...
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  • How to Remove Air Pressure of Powerbuilt Heavy Duty Pistol Grip Grease Gun ALL940798
  • There is an air release valve at the top of the gun that is used to release air pressure in the gun. I attached a picture that has the button pointed out. Pressing down on it releases the pressure.
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  • What are the Wheel Torque Settings for 13, 14 and 15 Inch Trailer Wheels?
  • The torque settings are going to vary depending on a number of factors including wheel size, but also wheel materials and lug size. Please refer to the attached chart for various combinations. If you are looking for a torque wrench, we have a number of options, including the Powerbuilt Dual Drive, # ALL944001, which will read torque from 10 to 150 ft-lb.
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  • Availability of a 1-1/2 Inch 12 Point Socked with 3/4 Inch Drive
  • Good news! I was able to find the 1-1/2 inch 12pt socket with the 3/4 inch drive made of chromium-vanadium steel construction. The part number you are looking for is # ALL643210.
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  • Could Powerbuilt Bottle Jack # ALL640405 Work on 2016 Kia Sorento
  • The Powerbuilt Bottle Jack # ALL640405 has the lifting capacity of 4,000 lbs. Your Sorento weighs near that depending on how it's equipped, but since this would not be lifting the entire weight of your vehicle and only one corner at a time it would work well. For a jack with more lifting height the part # ALL620471 which can lift 21 inches would be the better choice.
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