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    Axel Stands

    I need to fit a new hub to the rear of my car, I only have the jack the car comes with so i thought i would get some axel stands and put the car on one so i can change the hub safely.

    Where abouts do i put the stand under the back of the car?

    A picture would be fantastic.


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    Just gone out in the cold and taken these pics if any1 can circle where to put the axel stand it would be a great help






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    Assuming you've got a trolley jack?

    jack it up under the lower spring seat on the trailing arm - the pointed bit - but get the cup on the jack as far over towards the webs as possible




    When it's high enough get the axle stand under the front of the bracket that holds the rear axle to the floor pan - where the torx bolt is in this piccy....



    Again get it as far back towards the axle as poss

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    I dont have a trolly jack, so will just jack on normal jacking point


    Do you mean put the axel stand on A?


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    oh right - stick it under A

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    Thank You

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    I differ with Geoff on this one although it's probably a personal choice thing. I find that axle stands tend to work best on hard un-undersealed areas, the sharp edges of the top of the stand can dig into underseal if not located properly, so I tend to use the actual axle as the point to locate the stand, it's not undersealed, it's roundish so it sits in the cup of the stand and it's robust.

    No good though if your working on the axle inself and need it free to move but for a hub it's the perfect place.
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    Fair point Ken, but the bracket I mentioned isn't undersealed. However I do take your comment about the tips of the cups digging in - but that would depend on the style of stand. I can turn the prop in mine round so it's just a flat topped tube which fits neatly inside the recess on the bracket. But even if you can't a piece of wood will help spread the load and keep the tips away form the underseal (sorry - I should have mentioned that :redfaced: ).

    And as you say personal preference. I can think of loads of different locations I use depending what I'm doing - sometimes on the bodyshell and sometimes on the axel tube (as near to the pivot as possible tho)

    For actually working on the axle itself, you'll always be safer supporting the car on the bodyshell, rather than something that can move

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    Go to halfords they did have some half decent axlestands and trolly jack sets for little cash

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    oh while your jacking your car up and you know were to do it.

    Hows about a how to.


    You would be suprised by the amount of people who jack there cars up wrong

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