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Old 01-08-2013, 10:22 AM   #16
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I had the van on a pair of 8000 pound rated ramps, wheels chocked on. Both sides, parking brake on. I also have a pair of three ton and six Tom jack stands for use if needed. I never get under a car without proper support.

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Old 01-08-2013, 01:03 PM   #17
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I had the van on a pair of 8000 pound rated ramps, wheels chocked on. Both sides, parking brake on. I also have a pair of three ton and six Tom jack stands for use if needed. I never get under a car without proper support.
I've read horror stories on car forums, and always feel the need to mention jack stands everytime someone works on a car. Good to know you have it covered.
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:05 PM   #18
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I've read horror stories on car forums, and always feel the need to mention jack stands everytime someone works on a car. Good to know you have it covered.
I had a car fall off a jack once. I was standing beside it; no injuries, but not something you forget. I had to replace a starter in a downtown parking garage and it took two trips on the bus to get the jack stands and blocks to the car.
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I had a car fall off a jack once. I was standing beside it; no injuries, but not something you forget. I had to replace a starter in a downtown parking garage and it took two trips on the bus to get the jack stands and blocks to the car.
When I was younger, I jacked up my truck to look at the rear brakes. My intentions were to pull the drum off and decide if I need new shoes, then put the drum and wheel back on. I figured that this wouldn't take long, so why bother getting jack stands, right?

Wrong.

As soon as I slid the wheel off of the lugs, the jack started failing. A seal gave out and the truck slowly started dropping. My father started pumping the jack to try to keep it up, but with every pump, it would fall a little faster. So, he was pumping away as fast as possible while I was trying to get one lug nut started to hold the wheel on.

That was enough to scare me.

Sorry about straying off topic.

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I cleaned up everything I could reach and ran it a few days. The leak is from the oil seal where the passenger side half axle goes into the tranny. A lot to take apart to replace a five dollar seal.
Ayuh,... But it's a 'ell of alot Less work than pullin' the tranny to change the T/C Seal.....

Poppin' the axle out is fairly Easy, once the ball-joint is split...
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Axle is not too hard but the axle nut is a drag to get off.

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