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Old 03-31-2006, 12:00 AM   #1
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I have been working on replacing a power steering line in a 95 Z34 for a few days now. Got it done tonight, but not without learning a lesson. I have had the car up on a descent floor jack for about 3 days now so I could work underneth it (where I spent most my time). I had done some top side work and was debating going back underneth to loosen a bolt to see if I could get more line play. As I am looking at the car contimplating it I see my jack stand go and the car starts jolting down on the passenger side (the side with a jack only, no jack stand). Looking at where I would have been just moments later I realized if I had been there, I would have been crushed by the front k-frame from my waste up. So moral of the story is, if you plan on going under your car, make damn sure you have jack stands and not just the jack.
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good to hear your ok!!
Not to long ago someone was killed around here after a jack gave way and crushed him under his car... needless to say i never work under a car w/out jack stands...
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WHEWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I would never get under a car without a jack stand. it'* like playing Russian Roulette
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consider buying a lottery ticket....
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Every now and then I'll go under without jack stands... but this is with two of my floor jacks supporting the same/similar spot. One gives out, the other'* still holding. But this is only for quickies like oil changes.
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isnt that a scary feeling?
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man ever since i almost had a car fall on me, i am almost afraid to get under it just for the second to put the jack stands there...kinda damages you for life..makes yah scared of big heavy bonnevilles...lol
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I've been close to having that happen.

Generally it'* my jack tipping over, and I've always been able to kick it the right direction and save it.....Keep in mind anytime I've done that there'* always been a tire on the car.
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3 days. I'd never trust a floor jack regardless of quality. Dude your so lucky its giving me chills
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