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Jacking the car using the diff.... yes or no?

Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by Tripxit, Dec 1, 2019.

Jacking the car using the diff?

  1. Yes

    12 vote(s)
    85.7%
  2. No

    2 vote(s)
    14.3%
  1. Tripxit

    Tripxit Member

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    The manual doesn't say you can but have read a lot of people do it?

    It would make life easier.
     
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    Milo 6.0 Active Member

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    I have a garage sized trolley jack,ive jacked the rear up using the diff plenty of times,most times it sits on the diff housing and the cradle.Mine is a wagon.
     
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    stooge Well-Known Member

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    I have a large shop jack and i use the diff with a rubber pad on the jack.
    I have done it for many moons and never had a problem.
     
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    I've always jacked up the rear of my VS/VT/VX/VF cars using the diff without problems.
     
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    immortality Home of the smoky breakfast Bacon! Staff Member

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    With a proper hydraulic jack yes, with the standard scissor jack in the boot no.
     
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    Be suing the warrant of fitness place if jacking the car up by the diff does cause problems, as the inspectors only jack up by the diff..........
     

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