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Wrenching on a slight slope

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by pontoon, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. Feb 12, 2018 at 9:59 AM
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    pontoon

    pontoon [OP] Well-Known Member

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    My current driveway is sloped down slightly. It’s enough that the truck will slowly roll forward if I let off the brakes in neutral. Chick the wheels, use jack stands, and go for it? Or should I find a flat spot to work?
     
  2. Feb 12, 2018 at 10:01 AM
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    la0d0g

    la0d0g Its 4 o’clock somewhere

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  3. Feb 12, 2018 at 10:02 AM
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    I'd absolutely find a flat spot - not worth the risk.. Get under there and have a chock slip, roll off stands, and your chest will become the new chock
     
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  4. Feb 22, 2018 at 6:14 AM
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    KenLyns

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    Depends on the work. If the rear tires stay on the ground, you have triple-redundancy:
    1. Transmission in gear
    2. Parking brake
    3. Tire chocks

    I have been doing oil changes on my Subaru on a slightly inclined part of the driveway for seven years. It's an automatic so the transmission is in 'P' with the locking prawl. The parking brake works. And the tire chocks are 6" tall urethane: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0052PVRDW/ I use two pairs so each rear tire is chocked in both directions. For work that requires lifting the whole car up on four jack stands, I move the Taco out of the carport and bring the Subaru inside.
     
  5. Feb 22, 2018 at 6:17 AM
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    Micatom33

    Micatom33 Under the Truck with Beer!

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