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Old 01-11-2006, 03:04 PM   #11
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Make sure that after you are done servicing your brakes, pump them before shifting out from park. My dad made the mistake of not pumping the brakes one cold Monday morning after working on his Saturday and went in reverse and slammed into a tree. Trunk was damaged and everything. I've got pics but I never got around to scanning them.
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I never got around to doing my right pads/and rotors today because of a mishap on Friday. I was admitted to the ER at my local hospital because of a recurring issue and had to take it easy for awhile. Anyways back on track, I went to jack up my car and the part where you put the jack (jacking point) idk what it'* called. Anyways I was jacking it up and that piece of metal bent :( ... put a major damper on my whole task at hand.it appears that it'* two pieces of metal with one folded over the other a little bit(from looking at the one on the left side) but the one on the right like split... and it is pushing my trim or cladding whichever it is off my car... Idk what to do about it, any ideas???
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I never got around to doing my right pads/and rotors today because of a mishap on Friday. I was admitted to the ER at my local hospital because of a recurring issue and had to take it easy for awhile. Anyways back on track, I went to jack up my car and the part where you put the jack (jacking point) idk what it'* called. Anyways I was jacking it up and that piece of metal bent ... put a major damper on my whole task at hand.it appears that it'* two pieces of metal with one folded over the other a little bit(from looking at the one on the left side) but the one on the right like split... and it is pushing my trim or cladding whichever it is off my car... Idk what to do about it, any ideas???
Maybe corrosion has weakened the seam where the jack fits. For cars that might be rusty, it is a good idea to lift with a piece of wood to distribute the load over a larger area to prevent damage. You can lift on the original jack point by cutting a wide groove in a piece of 2x4 to fit around the pinch weld. For service work on the front of the car, I use a hydraulic floor jack and lift on the middle of the front crossmember then support the car with jackstands using a 2X4 under the body "beams" before I get under. Like below:


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Don't work on the car supported only by a jack - emergency rooms cost even more than good mechanics!
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