May 12, 2004

Removing the Rear Tires

We learned our lesson from the front tires and this time loosened the lug bolts before the car was raised.

So now, it was time to raise the car. As I was looking underneath, to find a place to raise it, I noticed this nice round thing under the oil pan that seemed the perfect place to locate the floor jack. However, Mike informed me that we did not want to raise the car by the oil pan. So, the jack was placed right in front of the oil pan, under the transmission.

After the floor jack was centered properly, we start to raise the car:

After the rear was raised nearly even with the front, it was time to place the jack stands. We put the stands underneath the torsion bar "sleeve". This is located on the side right in front of the rear tires.

Then, the car was lowered onto the stands.

Now, that it was nice and snug, and the rear tires were off the ground, we could remove them. We now have the hub left:

With it now sitting on stands only, Mike gave it a good hard shake. The car did not budge. It is nice and steady on the stands:

This is where we are now:

With the rear tires gone, I had access to the inner fenders. So, I hit the bolts, that hold them onto the body with WD-40, so the bolts will turn easier when the fenders are removed. This may be the next step.

Posted by Valkyre at May 12, 2004 09:26 PM