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Old 11-14-2010, 08:28 PM
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My guess is that joint has taken a hit a long time ago. Probably a bit of road junk. Or some idiot tried to leaver the axle on there. That boot is just about cracked all the way through.

I would not get under your car while on those supports. In work shops they are often known as 'widow makers'. They are not stable enough. if you pushed the car forward or side ways, it looks like it would fall.
Please get your 2 ramps, place a block of wood on each of them & put them under the car. Even if the car is not resting on them, at least if it were to topple over with you under it, you would have the height of the ramp as safe space. Bruised but not squashed!!
It looks like you are doing a great job !!
Good Luck !
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