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Old 08-18-2009, 11:52 AM
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best safety lifting situation is be sure the vehicle is on solid stable ground before lifting it.
I will not work on a vehicle that has to have chocks to keep it stable.
a flat concrete surface is the best protection. forget ramps, forget wood.
lift the vehicle securely, and use jackstands PROPERLY. remember, if you lift a vehicle with the parking brake, or the vehicle in park. it's under stress. you want to lift the vehicle so it smoothly rolls with the jack. and stays where it's set when lifted.
always remember and plan what you are going to be taking apart.
IF DONE PROPERLY, removing a driveshaft when the vehicle is partly lifted in the air is totally safe. but the car MUST be stable without relying on something that can slip, or break to keep it still!
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