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Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 8:23 pm 
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Hey :-)

I am ashamed to ask this question as I know that I should know the answer, however, here it goes:

Is it safe to work under the front-end of a vehicle (performing an oil change, etc.) when the vehicle is supported only by ramps or should jack stands be used in conjunction with ramps?

Please don't laugh!

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Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 8:29 pm 
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Yeah I says its safe if you put on the hand brake and chock the rear wheels. No harm can come to you then.
I always use the ramps and I'm still here.

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 8:38 pm 
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I hope the back is up as well when ur draining the oil!

DAMN I wish i could get the ramps under my front... I can only use one with the wheel locked!

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 9:22 pm 
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i asked this question a few months ago and got told some crazy scary horror stories. as long as its stable it should be ok. maybe put some tyres down too just in case ?

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 9:39 pm 
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so long as it's level or the front is pointed down hill you don't need anything under the rear tyres.

ramps are so designed that once the car is on them it won't roll off unless it is faceing up hill,in which case you'd be a d**k for doing it.

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 9:54 am 
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ramps are safe so are axle stands if the car is on them right, i wouldnt be under a car if its just on a jack
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Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 6:49 pm 
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today in the paper, a guy was crushed by his citroen? he was doing some work under it and the "hydraulic suspension" gave way..... what a knob

 

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