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Old 03-02-2004, 10:00 PM   #1
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Can i put a floor jack under my differential?

I've got a flat tire (in my garage thank god) and all I have at my disposal is a floor jack to get my 33" tire off the ground. The only place it will lift high enough I think is on the differential. I know I shoulden't put it on the pumpkin, but can lift from the tubes on the side?


()==[]==x=()
The box is the pumpkin and the () are the tires. Can i place my jack where the "x" is?




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Old 03-02-2004, 10:02 PM   #2
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When I put my blocks on last summer thats where I put my floor jack.
When I took them off and installed my lift shackles I used the same place.




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Old 03-02-2004, 10:08 PM   #3
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Isn't the pumpkin the differential?




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Old 03-02-2004, 10:09 PM   #4
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yah but it can damage the diff casing (so i've heard)




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Old 03-02-2004, 10:11 PM   #5
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I see. I thought the manual said to use the diffy for jacks, I've heard the same about the leaks. I use the differential when I jack and haven't had any problems .. yet.




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yes put the jack where you have the 'x' basically, under the springs or as close to the outside of the axle as possible.




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Old 03-02-2004, 10:16 PM   #7
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allrighty. thanks guys. It's a dana 44 so i wasen't too worried about breaking it, but you know what they say, better safe then sorry




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What if you were to put up both sides though? Do you put that side on a stand and then proceed to jack the otherside up and put it on a stand too?




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yes.. just chock the front wheels




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i have jacked up every vehicle i have ever owned by the diffy. not saying its prudent, but thats what i did. i know my X has been lifted by it by me at least 20 times.




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Thank you for the useful information.




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