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post #1 of 4 Old 09-13-2013, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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Did I damage anything?

Hey guys,

Changed brake pads today. I placed the jack beneath the front axle on one side to lift the tire off the ground. Did I make an uh-oh? If I did, could I have damaged anything?

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post #2 of 4 Old 09-13-2013, 08:29 PM
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Nope, nothing wrong with it I think, aside from scratching the paint on an axle.

Jacking by the diff housing is more controversial, some guys think it's not quite the right way.
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post #3 of 4 Old 09-15-2013, 11:46 AM
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I have always used the pumpkin on the rear and the axle tube next to the pumpkin on the front

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post #4 of 4 Old 09-15-2013, 01:17 PM
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I always try to lift from the axle tube as close to the spring perch as possible. This is where the weight of the vehicle is from above, so it's less likely to introduce a bending force to the tube (like a lever).
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