First was a Caprice. It has a full frame. Lots of places to position a floor jack.
Next was a 1992 Lumina 4 door sedan. As a uni-body car, the jack positions are extremely limited, at least in the back. I decided to put a jack stand under the right rear trailing arm and slowly release pressure from the jack. Watch things real closely to make sure all was well.
After all, the original trailing arm was made from what looked like just heavy sheet metal bent in kind of a " V ".
Well, you guessed it. Somehow, I opened up the relief / drain valve on the floor jack, too quickly. Before I could stop it, the car came down too quickly and the trailing arm bent. Son of a gun !
As if I did not have enough things to repair, I had just created another item for the list ! :-(
have the same problem?
Saturday, October 20th, 2012 AT 9:28 AM