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Description: (July 11, 2008), I proved that one cannot believe the rating information found on some Hydraulic Floor Jacks. I was jacking my 76 Trans Am up with a small Hydraulic Floor Jack, rated at 2 ton capacity, had just put one of the Jack Stands under the Frame Rail, when I heard a 'clink' sound come from the Floor Jack. I managed to wriggle back a bit from where I had just been, just as my Trans Am slid off of the Floor Jack, and got off with a whack in the right shoulder from the front Bumper of my T/A. My Wife, lucky her, was standing right there, and got to witness the whole episode. The Jack apparently twisted, allowing the car to shift left, and slide off of the Jack. What saved me from a possible Hospital visit, or worse, was a series of lucky breaks. First, I heard the sound of the Jack failing, second, I wriggled back from where I had been, further under the car, three, the Jack Stand I had just placed under my T/A, was square under the right Frame Rail, and probably kept that side of the car from coming down further than it did. I now have a very, very, very sore Neck and Shoulder, and a mangled Jack.
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Updated: Sat Jul 26, 2008 10:11 pm
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