Changing Transmission Fluid Without Jack Stand or Ramps?

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by jbusta, May 13, 2017.

  1. Mendel Leisk

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    If it's not concrete, I'd recommend some plywood bases, or gauge plate, if you can swing it. Also, maybe a little over-the-top, but I always like to push a chunk of tree stump I have under first, something thicker than my rib cage. And take along a cell phone.
     
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    Talk about unfair, I don't drink beer but I still have the gut. (must be the ice cream.)
     
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    Lastly, does anyone know much adequate clearance is needed (to lift up the prius) to perform most DIY work underneath? Thanks in advance!
     
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    I did a little measuring: the front bearing point I use is roughly 6.5" off the slab, when the car's down. The 6 ton safety stands I typically put in at that point have a cradle height roughly 15". So, a lift of 8.5". Now, that is generous clearance, more than enough. Maybe around 6" lift would be a decent mininum lift?

    What are most ramps btw, 8"?
     
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    Exactly what I was looking for, mate! Thank you tons!
     
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    I tried this method a few minutes ago and it worked great! No problems at all
     
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