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Thread: How To: Proper use of the floor jack and jack stands on the front/rear of a DeLorean

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    Aint gotta worry about that at the moment..front spolier, fascia, radiator shroud is all off..hehe.
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    For peace of mind... Once I get the car on the stands I grab hold and shake the hell out of it similar to what yanking on a wrench might do. If it's unsteady and gonna come off I'd rather it be before I get under there.

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    Good idea, I think I did that when I had the front up, thanks for reminding me..hehe

    Is it safe to run the engine while supported on all four? I'd like to check where im leaking tranny fluid while it's up.
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    Here is another question.

    Can you put jack stands under the shocks?

    This would help with accessing all the bolts when torquing the suspension under a load.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lwanmtr View Post
    Good idea, I think I did that when I had the front up, thanks for reminding me..hehe

    Is it safe to run the engine while supported on all four? I'd like to check where im leaking tranny fluid while it's up.
    Yes, but for some un-nerving reason the back tires will spin slowly even though it's not in gear (and parking brake not set). First time I did that I was like, "What the F did I break now?" I think it has to do with conservation of energy or some physics law I've long since forgotten. LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by delgato View Post
    Here is another question.

    Can you put jack stands under the shocks?

    This would help with accessing all the bolts when torquing the suspension under a load.
    Best thing is to put the car on jack stands and load the suspension with the jack. Just be careful not to load it too much and lift it.

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    Steve
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    Quote Originally Posted by mluder View Post
    Yes, but for some un-nerving reason the back tires will spin slowly even though it's not in gear (and parking brake not set). First time I did that I was like, "What the F did I break now?" I think it has to do with conservation of energy or some physics law I've long since forgotten. LOL!

    Cheers
    Steve
    LOL..just had a rather cartoony image of a car trying to escape while on stands.....
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    How high is too high?

    I plan on pulling my gearbox this winter. I want enough room to use a atv jack to drop the gearbox and pull it out from under the car. How high have people had their cars up in the air on elevated stands. Is there a way to do it safely? I'm thinking 24"-36"?
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