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Old 05-26-2013, 08:42 AM   #1
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Where to lift rear with floor jack?

It scares the s*** out of me when I lift my 02 by the diff. My jack that came with the car is bent. Is there a better place to jack the car up besides the jacking points?
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Well you could lift one side at a time at the frame just forward of the rear wheel and put jacks under the axle on each side?
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Invest in a floor jack. The factory jack is not ment to jack up from the differential.
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Invest in a floor jack. The factory jack is not ment to jack up from the differential.
I do have a floor jack. Its just not a low profile it has a 4" lifter thing and i'm afraid of bending the cover.
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Back up on some ramps mite help u see where the best spot is. Don't know what ur working on but I always jack it up on the chunk then set it on jack stands and move the jack.
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Back up on some ramps mite help u see where the best spot is. Don't know what ur working on but I always jack it up on the chunk then set it on jack stands and move the jack.
Control arms. I don't know if I can even get up ramps. Chunk?
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Jacking points, from the shop manual:
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You can even get a couple pieces of wood to throw on the floor so that you can fit that floor jack under the car. People have been lifting the car up by the diff for years. LOL if you want but I will sometimes used a old phone book (do they even make those anymore) in between the floor jack and the diff as a padding.
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You can even get a couple pieces of wood to throw on the floor so that you can fit that floor jack under the car. People have been lifting the car up by the diff for years. LOL if you want but I will sometimes used a old phone book (do they even make those anymore) in between the floor jack and the diff as a padding.
Outside the box..I like it! Thanks!
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Center of the axle!!
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Ive been jacking from the center of the rear diff for years Cliffy. Have I been asking for trouble? What are your thoughts?
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