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Old 08-21-2012, 11:59 PM   #146 (permalink)
thingstodo
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ChargE (not yet running) - '92 Mazda MX6 LX
90 day: 33.89 mpg (US)

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Re-install Transmission Aug 20

Discussing my problem with my wife, as I usually do (and she is normally bored to tears) ... but she came to the rescue this time! She asked why I was lifting the transmission higher instead of lowering the truck off the ramps ....

Excellent idea. She has a lot of those. So I lowered the transmission to 8 inches with my car jack and removed some shims. The I used two jacks to lift the front end of the truck, remove the ramps, and lower the truck to the ground. The jacks are not very stable - narrow base resting on uneven ground - and I propped some lumber on either side of the front wheels of the truck to keep the truck from falling to the side.

The lumber was not enough and the truck dropped from one of the jacks about 8 inches to the passenger's side and from a height of about 10 inches. No damage, no one hurt.
I ran out of daylight.
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