Hydraulic Cylinder Repair Guide And Tips

These days Hydraulic cylinders play an important role in different sort of applications. A hydraulic cylinder is a simple arrangement of piston and cylinders. Such systems are capable of lifting heavy equipment.  Hydraulics Principle is used in most of the cars parts and heavy machinery. The use of Hydraulic cylinders is also found in bulldozers, elevators, excavators, and forklifts.

Hydraulics Brisbane is available in different sizes for example for automobiles installation they are available in small sizes whereas for heavier applications they have a large size. The components repair and maintenance procedures for all the cylinders are similar.  


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The general causes of cylinder malfunctioning are mentioned below:

  • A bent piston rod overloads the hydraulic system.
  • The consistent long use can result in system cracks.
  • The seal of the hydraulic cylinder break in case there is to persistent wear and tear.
  • Piston rings might also get damaged.

If you are doing some cylinder repair work then make sure that you have a proper repair toolkit.  A toolkit includes lubrication, new shaft seals with O-shaped rings and a new cylinder rod.

Given below are steps for Hydraulic repair

Step 1

The first thing that you need to do is take out the cylinder from the machine.  You need to open the cover of the cylinder in order to remove the piston. Now you have to loosen the input valves in order to reduce the pressure.


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Step 2

Now you have to do a visual inspection in order to find the main source of the problem. In case the piston shafts are bent then consult qualified hydraulic repair shop.

Step 3

By using seal kit and the repacking instructions you can replace the old seals from its positions. Fix a new seal in place of old ones.

At the end lubricate the seals by using oil and then slide the piston back into the cylinder system.