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Old 11-25-2012, 08:35 PM   #1
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Well I was hoping this job was going to be easy but it is a lot harder then what I thought it would be. Well since I have it all apart now I need to finish what I started but I need to know some info on how to properly lift the entire front end without using jack stands on the frame rails. I was trying to cut a few corners on the hope I wouldn't half to deal with the frame rails but I found out I half to. I need to know if I can support the front end by using a jack with a 2x4 under the oil pan so I can drop the frame rails to replace the bushings or is that to dangerous to do. I really need to get these bushing replace by tomorrow because I need to go to work. Also I am replacing them because one of the bushings is allowing the sway bar to bounce around and the other bushing is got a chunk of it missing.
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your engine is attached to them so that wouldnt work. just jack it up on the frame rear of the cradle. just watch for brake and fuel lines
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Well I would if I could, my rocker panels are not in that good of shape and doing that may cause the to collapse.
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you should have frame extend out from where the engine cradle attaches to. if thats rotted to bad to pick up the car, i wouldnt be keeping the car. like where the 4 point lift would lift your car up
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Yes the rocker panels are shoot by the back half of the front fenders. I figured out another way and that was to remove the plastic piece below that let a person know that they are getting to close to a curb. When I got that piece remove I use a jack stand a 2x4 to lift the entire front end and then proceeded to lower the front frame rails and know I am in the reassembly phase right know.
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Well I have it all back together but I think one of the frame rails didn't line up right so I am gonna half to check that because the driver side front tire it turned a little bit and the steering wheel is straight.
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Well it did, my driver side frame rail shifted about 1 to 2MM will that hurt to drive the car till I can loosen every thing back up to realign it?
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