When you jack from the center you place down force on the ends of the
at the spring and shock points and upward pressurd at the center.
Like a piece of wood over your knee. Snap, I have seen this happen,
on big stuff trucks ect. and have seen cracked housings on cars at the
where the housing tapers for the axels. I jacked everything from the
until my friend snaped an housing in a ford box truck we were working
Paul Hunt wrote:
> This gave me a bit of a start since I have been jacking up my roadster and
> V8 under the diff for 10 and 6 years respectively. Checked Haynes and it
> gives 'the axle casing' (and front cross-member) as jacking points to be
> used with jacks other than that supplied with the vehicle.
> (or if that URL doesn't work try )
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Carl Elliott <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: Enrique Claure <email@example.com>; firstname.lastname@example.org
> Date: 10 October 1999 04:07
> Subject: Re: Rear jacking points
> >No below the shocks, you can crack the housing by jacking in the center.
> >Carl E.
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: Enrique Claure <email@example.com>
> >To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >Sent: Saturday, October 09, 1999 11:02 PM
> >Subject: Rear jacking points
> >> Hi list, is it ok to jack the car at the axle shaft near the diff?