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Old 05-22-2006, 05:28 PM   #1
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I am about to install the Remco Driveshaft Disconnect on a 2001 Dodge Dakota and I was reading the installation papers and it was saying to keep the driveshaft in the same position as it will be going down the road... My question is... How do I do that and get enough room for me to get my fat belly under the truck? How and where do I jack up from?
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I am about to install the Remco Driveshaft Disconnect on a 2001 Dodge Dakota and I was reading the installation papers and it was saying to keep the driveshaft in the same position as it will be going down the road... My question is... How do I do that and get enough room for me to get my fat belly under the truck? How and where do I jack up from?
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If you do not have a lift or lube pit to work under then I would suggest you jack it up and pu jack stands under all four corners to keep the rear axle true to the frame and give you the clearance you need to get under the truck. Once you have it installed keep the drive shaft engaged untill you get the vehicle back on the ground completely, then disengage and test for proper operation. Good luck and enjoy!
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I think Mike has the only viable solution if you don't have access to a lift. Either put fixed jacks under the axles at each corner or get drive-on ramps (most auto parts stores have them and some Walmarts too). You might even be able to rent a set of 4 ramps or jacks to do the job. Some auto parts stores loan out tools like that as well.

The key is to lift the vehicle's weight by the axles so that the relation between the unsprung chassis and the sprung (suspended) body is the same as when you are on the road. Lift each corner equally so its the same as a level road.
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