[Vwdiesel] Keep on topic please

Erik Lane erikjlane at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 22 21:01:39 EST 2005

--- Val Christian <val at swamps.roc.ny.us> wrote:

> I can see a transmission jack in the future?  Harbor
> Freight?
> I've used a floor jack, and clamps, but I think I can
> justify a 
> modest outlay, especially with the heavier automatic
> transmission
> on the minivan.
> Suggestions on the transmission jobs?
> Val

Sometimes those harbor freight jobs do a fine job, but they
can be a pain. (At least the ones that go on the top of a
normal floor jack.) My main complaint about them is that
they are so tall that the car has to be jacked up quite a
ways for them to work. I usually put it up on blocks if I'm
going to go that route. Last month when I replaced a seal
in a tranny out of a Chev 1/2 ton truck I didn't even
bother with the tranny adapter. Just a board on top of the
floor jack. Wasn't stable, but with two of us to balance it
and line it up when going back in it was ok. I can handle
it on my own coming out.

So consider that when you're deciding what to do.


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