Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2003 13:55:55 -0400
From: "LeePC" <>
Subject: Re: 98 900SE Turbo - Cant open the Hood (bonnet)

Thank you both, I got it up on the stands. Tried every contortion I could but just couldn't reach up that far. I will be calling my trusted mechanic on Monday and see if he would give it a go. Lee "'nuther Bob" <> wrote in message news:fcalhv0dp7fnkrffb46imnne1kemnkb5a5nopsamcom... > On Sat, 19 Jul 2003 12:40:39 -0400, "LeePC" <> > wrote: > > >Thanx Bob > >I took at it this A.M. > >Pulling on the cable is useless. > >I need to get some jack stands. > >Every other vehicle I've owned in the past 20 years was a truck or SUV. > >Ground clearance was never a problem. > >I cant even climb under neath this car. > >Hahaha ..... New Toys .... New Tools. > > If you don't have a floor jack, you might want to check out a deal > that Sears has with a 3 ton floor jack and a set of jack stands > thrown in for "free". Not too expensive and well worth the time > savings if you have a storage location. > > There's a "nub" under the front of your car where you can put a > floor jack and take up the whole front end at once. Put the stands > under the fixed frame, lower onto stands, and you're all set. > > Of course, I'm sure I don't have to tell you to NEVER work on a > car on a jack, only on properly located jack stands. You don't > want to hear the stories of guys that made a mistake on that > point. > > Bob >

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