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Old 03-31-2007, 02:34 PM   #1
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Almost lost an arm due to the factory jack snapping today... pretty pissed











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Looks like the car moved while you had the jack under it. Were the other wheels blocked and the E-brake set?
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e brake was on along with two blocks behind the wheels ...you could see it slowly bend a little and then SNAP, (explitive deleted for viewer enjoyment), CRASH
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is that Jack from your car.

that doesnt look like a Bonneville Jack.....I know my 93'* Jack Is MUCH beefier that that
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yeah, its the original from the bonnie..
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What work were you doing when it fell?
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yep they are.. i have broke or bent just about every GM jack thats comes with the cars... i now own a cheap'o 20 wallmart hydro floor jack...
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Never rely on a jack to hold the car. Its job is to lift the car, it doesn't hold it. I always recommend jack stands. I usually use two of them.

Jack stands would have saved your jack, and helped to keep the car from moving.

So you had the e-brake set, and chocks behind the rear wheels? Where did you have the jack at, and in which direction?
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yup. My 89'* jack rolled right over one day in my garage. happened while it was going up. CRASH. I won't use a factory jack anymore.
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Those jacks were made for emergency use only (changing a tire, rescuing an pet/child, etc). Not for regular use. Glad you're OK, but anyone who considers them things a real jack is sadly mistaken
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