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Old 07-01-2005, 03:26 AM
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Jack supports - rear

Hi All

Whereabouts does one place the jackstands in the rear of a 124? I tried the jack pads but I have a Y shaped stand and its a little iffy. I tried inboard from there on what I thought was a frame rail but the metal appeared to cave in. Car has no rust. I finally used one of the inner lower arm bushing but it didn't give me much confidence either. I was changing the sway bar bushes and links.

1992 124 E200 (Euro)
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Old 07-01-2005, 07:03 AM
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Personally > I use the frame rail to support the jackstand. I use a 6x6 inch piece of plywood to act as a buffer so no metal to metal contact..
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Old 07-01-2005, 09:28 PM
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I use the jack pads. When I'm only jacking up one side of the rear, I'll jack up the car (with a couple 2x4s as a buffer) just forward of the pads on the frame rail, underneath the door, and rest the car on stands at the pad.

Haven't quite figured out how to jack up the rear all at once. Some people like to use the differential, but I can't imagine that the differential mounts were designed to carry 1/2 the weight of the car...
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Old 07-02-2005, 09:29 AM
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You are wise not to raise the back of a 124 by the differential as you can with most other cars. It will ruin the diff mounts.

There is a beam on each side that runs the length of the passenger compartment. You can support it anywhere under there as long as you miss the various lines.

Good luck,
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