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Old 10-12-2009, 03:50 AM   #1
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I used the floor jack on the part of my bonneville where you use the scissor jack for replacing a tire, it sort of worked, I succeeded in bending the crap of that metal lip with the floor jack and resting it on a jackstand. I read that youre supposed to jack it up on the 'control arm' but all that does is push up agianst the suspension right?
Can anyone tell me where I'm supposed to put the jack to lift it and then place the jack stands for the front and the back, I'm trying to replace my brake pads.
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I find a part of the frame or engine cradle and jack it up from there
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I find a part of the frame or engine cradle and jack it up from there
x2 what he said. Looking under the car you will see frame rails front and back. Use these for lift points and jackstand points.
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I'm not sure where the framerails are, can anyone provide me a picture, I would -really- appreciate it.
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Put them under the most solid part of the car. A REALLY HARD piece of steel that is attached firmly.
Dont put the stands under anything thats flimsy and weak.
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