my pleasure. Although I was really assuming that rule to be essential and well-known, almost every service manual I ever read is pointing it out on the 1st page when talking about suspension service.
If you're missing the pit, then the best way is first to double-check your car is really secured on the jack-stands and then just jack up the lower A-arm (do not break the A-arm, apply the jack to the ball-joint, not the arm itself) until you see car body starting moving upwards off the nearest jackstand next to that very wheel. At this point the suspension will be having the same load it has when the car is on the wheels.
With the 60 pounds of mine it doesn't make significant difference to the suspension load whenever I'm on-board or not. If you're not that feeble, you might want putting some additional load in-cabin to better emulate common net load - sandbags, jerricans, cans and containers full of sand or water. Place this additional load as close to the wheel you're working at as possible (i.e. it doesn't make much sense to put the load onto the front seats if you're working on the rear axle).
posted by 188.134.44...
Posts in this Thread:
Members can receive an alert when someone posts in this thread.
- After changing all front control arm bushings...., BAAB , Mon, 14 May 2012 23:28:13
- Good point..., RadioFlyer , Tue, 15 May 2012 07:34:42
- Did you load suspension before tightening up? (n/m), Siegfried, Tue, 15 May 2012 03:40:28
- I didn't think of that, but it makes perfect sense, BAAB_, Tue, 15 May 2012 09:08:15
- it's an essential rule, Siegfried, Tue, 15 May 2012 10:05:27
- Re: it's an essential rule, dave24 , Wed, 16 May 2012 04:36:50
- I use ramps for many jobs on my car , except ........., johnd, Wed, 16 May 2012 19:28:18
- Re: #2, Siegfried, Wed, 16 May 2012 06:28:38
- Re: #2, dave24 , Wed, 16 May 2012 14:00:33
- Re:, Siegfried, Wed, 16 May 2012 06:24:06
- what a timely thread., sandy hague, Tue, 15 May 2012 13:58:55
Post a Followup
The content on this site may not be republished without permission. Copyright © 1988-2012 - The Saab Network - saabnet.com.
This is a moderated bulletin board - Posting is a privilege, not a right.
Unsolicited commercial postings are not allowed (no Spam). Please, no For Sale or Wanted postings, SERIOUSLY.
Classifieds are to be listed in The Saab Network Classifieds pages.
This is a problem solving forum for over 250,000 Saab owners, so expect to see
problems discussed here even though our cars are generally very reliable. This is not an anything goes
type of forum. Saabnet.com has been a moderated forum since 1988. For usage guidelines, see the
Saabnet.com Mission and Purpose Page. Please remember that you are
not anonymous. Site Donations
Your address is: 22.214.171.124 - Using CCBot/2.0 - Logged.
Site Members do not see red text instructions, green links, and bottom of the page banners.
Click here to see all
the Site Membership Benefits!