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    Vehicle : Vectra

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    confused Axle Stands

    Could you advise me on where to place the axle stands when working on the front and rear of the Vec C, with photo's please. I need to replace the rear brakes but cant see the best place to put the stands.

    Thanks in advance.

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    i use the plastic block thats just on the inside of the sills ! though i use a trolley jack and do one side at a time ! have you got a wind back tool for the calipers mate !?

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    Yes, I'm all geared up, but cant see any logical place to put the stand at the rear..

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    stick your head under one of the sills ! there should be four plastic blocks placed at each of the corners of the car ! i think all C's have em ! ?

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    I would never ever put an axle stand under the plastic block where the jacking point is. They are only plastic and could a) break, or b) pop out as they are only pushed into the chassis by little plugs.

    There's a good spot I use on the rear - difficult to explain, a pic would be easier. Will see if I can get a pic tomorrow.

    As for the fronts, look at my How do on doing an oil/filter change and flush for one place - although there is a different spot I use these days. Again I'll try and get a pic tomorrow.

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    I beleive Duncan uses the same place on the rear subframe as I do..

    I place the stands under the subframe..just slightly inboard of the front adjustable tielink..it's a tubular part of the rear subframe and very strong..those plastic blocks are just held in by friction and habe a nasty habit of popping out....

    D's picture should explain the location better..

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    Here we go, had the car up today for something so took a couple of pics....

    Front - looking from under front bumper





    Rear - taken from side of car (under side skirts) looking backwards.


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    Thats fantastic...

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    my axle stands are a different shape to yours fella ! i've had know trouble on the odd occasion where i've used them in this way ! glad to see your sorted !

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