I was lifting my car (Kia Sportage) with its jack

when I get it down I noticed the Jack was twisted as in this photo enter image description here

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not sure if it is broken or it just adjusted.

Can someone tell me if it is fixable, how?

1 Answer 1


The gear mechanism skipped a tooth. It's likely broken and dangerous to use.

Such jacks are quite cheap; in Norway they are available for 20-25USD, so I would simply pick up a new one, or raise a warranty claim against the manufacturer. I would not attempt to repair it.

  • 3
    I would shell out another 10 USD to get a cheap hydraulic bottle jack -- way less hassle to use.
    – arne
    Apr 17, 2023 at 19:24
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    Almost without exception, the jack that comes with the car is a piece of junk. It's the bare minimum required by the safety standards that say every car must come with a jack. Better than nothing when you're stuck on the side of the road with a flat, but basically worthless for anything else. Apr 17, 2023 at 20:51

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