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Originally Posted by olds362
How would you damage the rear differential by putting a jack under it? It is quite common to use the rear differential as a jack point on vehicles with a rear differential. I always used it on all my rear drive cars, and my old 4 wheel drive GMC.
I'd NEVER recommend jacking any vehicle with independent rear suspension by the differential. Unlike a solid rear axle where that's common and safe because the whole rear suspension is supported by the axle housing, the differential on an IRS vehicle doesn't support any weight. It's usually rubber mounted and fairly lightly attached.
2006 RAV4 V6 4WD Red Limited - wife's
2006 Accord V6 Hybrid - Dr. Dyno's - quick as the RAV but +8 mpg
2003 Odyssey V6 - handy people & cargo mover
1999 F-250 4X4 Diesel - snow plow, Bully Dog chip
2001 F-250 4X4 Diesel - truck camper, TS chip, 20' bike/trike dyno trailer
2004 Suzuki DRZ-400S Dual Sport
1968 Volvo 1800S
It's the pedal (or the handgrip) on the right!!
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