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Author HELP- where to jack the car up when putting it on axial stands??
olliejones8
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hi guys, just wondering where on the car should i jack it up if i want to put it on axial stands. and am i right in thinking the axial stands go on the sills where the little semi circle bit is cut out??

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You mean axle stands?
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Jack it up om under the sills near the little arrows.

Then putthe axle stands under the subframe, what i do anyways.
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22nd Mar 08 at 19:57   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Axle stands aint called "sill stands" are they?
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what else would he mean

yea thats an ok place to put them but if i were doing it id be jacking it up there and putting the axle stand on the chassis rail.

theres one that leads towards the arch.

i usually put them there.

edit: for the fronts

for the rears use the axle

[Edited on 22-03-2008 by bieransri]
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Yeah but tbh, 95% of the time i dont put axle stands under the cars axles.
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quote:
Originally posted by Jakey
Yeah but tbh, 95% of the time i dont put axle stands under the cars axles.


specially when corsa's dont have a front axle as such

[Edited on 22-03-2008 by bieransri]
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Hi mate, i can recommend the corsa maxpower haynes manual if you have never done anything on a car before, its all in there about removeing stuff and jacking the car up etc etc
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quote:
Originally posted by bieransri
what else would he mean


I wasnt asking him if he meant axle, i was correcting his spelling.
olliejones8
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haha, sorry mate yeah i meant 'axle' my bad,lol

so for most work, e.g lowering the car, i will be ok jacking it up with a trolly jack under the sills (where the little arrow is)

Pictures would be good.



[Edited on 22-03-2008 by olliejones8]
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Jacking on the sill with a trolly jack is a no no.
olliejones8
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ok so where should i jack up my car with a trolly jack, or should i just use the jack that came with the car?
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Will be fine to jack it up on the sill. Would help if you have a bit of wood or something to spread the load a bit.
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ohright, im gettin proper confused here,lol

whats the best thing to jack up my corsa and where?
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Stick the jack under on a jacking point and jack it, you are trying to make it significantly more complicated than it is.
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yeah, but im asking where that jacking points are. Im not making this complicated

[Edited on 22-03-2008 by olliejones8]
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the sill where the 'semi circle' is will be fine.

put the axle stand on the chassis rail as i explained earlier
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just use what ever jack you have and jack it up on the JACKING point
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cheers bieransri mate.
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Err no way you jack up a car on the sill using a trolly jack! Do you really want to bend the sill? No thought not idiots.
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the bit where the 'semi circle' is cut out is/was used by vauxhall to lift it on lifts, is duble skinned so will be fine to jack up on.

find this with all cars really
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Main garages stick the jacks anywhere they want, under the floor pan on at least one car i've seen.

If it's on the sill it'll be fine as well.
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quote:
Originally posted by Olsrey
Err no way you jack up a car on the sill using a trolly jack! Do you really want to bend the sill? No thought not idiots.


That's only likely to happen if you have really shit sills.

I've never fucked the sill on any of my cars, never jacked them up any other way. Neither did I bend one when I jacked cars up all day long for 18 months as a tyre fitter....

Unless the sills are fucked, it'll be fine.
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Never jack up on the sills, front chassis or lower arm mount points, and on the rear beam.

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