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Old 05-30-2008, 03:41 PM
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Guys,
Another question to a newcomer to the A8.
Is it possible to use jackstands to hold up this car while working underneath. According to Audi owners manual you must only jack the car at those pads underneath. I cannot figure how to remove a jack and at the same time place a stand at those same points.
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Old 05-30-2008, 03:48 PM
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Support it under the sub frame.
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Old 05-30-2008, 05:06 PM
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TozoM8,
Forgive my ignorance but how do you recognize the sub frame?
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Old 05-30-2008, 05:38 PM
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Default The sub frame is that big black steel frame that holds the engine/tranny.

<ul><li><a href="http://www.audipages.com/Tech_Articles/auto_transmission/transremovereplace.html">find it here</a></li></ul>
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tozoM8 that is one pretty sig. car.
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Thanks Tozo and I second Tomas7s comment.
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Default Front & rear jackstand locations:

<b>Front Jackstand Location</b>:

Place the jackstand on the plate (flat part) with the bolt that attaches the sub-frame to the body:

<img src="http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh156/ricoblanco/Frontjackstandpoint2A8.jpg">



I wouldn't place the jackstand under the sub-frame proper, as damage will result:

<img src="http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh156/ricoblanco/Damagedsub-frameA8.jpg">



Notice how the metal was pushed in by the jackstand from the vehicle's weight.

<b>Rear Jackstand Location</b>

Place the jackstand under the plate with the bolt that attaches the rear sub-frame to the body. This picture is looking straight at the driver's side rear wheel:

<img src="http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh156/ricoblanco/RearjackstandpointA8.jpg">
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