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Re: bent dent on the sill due to hydraulic Jack

I'm sorry - I don't have a diagram.

When I raise a car to leave on axle stands - I tap with my knuckles for a solid beam to use - it always has a duller 'thud' rather than sounding tinny.



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Re: bent dent on the sill due to hydraulic Jack

I had a Toyota Celica years ago and one night I was driving from one high level to a slightly lower level, without seeing a eight inch high kerb stone drop between them, BANG !

Result was the kerb stone edge hit the sill with full force and created a deep dent, which was similar to yours, though it was a more localised dent.

What I did was use body filler to bring the shape back to the sill and then paint, job sorted.
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Re: bent dent on the sill due to hydraulic Jack

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Hi Paul I am still having issues with the jacking. I have been told to use a wooden block while using the trolly jack.

I am having issues in installing the axle stands.*
The reinforced points allows one to use the car jack but there is not enough room to place the axle head in the area and then to remove the jack. The area is so small that it only allows one or the other.*
I don't want to make an error and damage the car.*
Any suggestions*

I am dyslexic. A picture would be very useful. If not then not to worry.
I usually place the axle stands under the subframe, but only on a flat section if you understand, or jack under the subrame and place the axle stands where you have been jacking the car up, still using wooden blocks though.
If only working on one side of the cars its more stable & more importantly safe by jacking up & supporting both sides.
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Re: bent dent on the sill due to hydraulic Jack

Many thanks Paul
I got the jack up and the axle stands and finally got things like oil change, filter change done. It was the first time so in future it should not take long.

As suggested I used piece of wood and used the jack 3 inches before the actual slot fit Renault jack. I ten installed the axle stand where the renault jack is meant to go.

Hope this post helps others in future..
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