Lifting front of 140

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Lifting front of 140

Postby Saucymynx » Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:53 pm

Along with replacing a rear tire and rim (other post), I also need to put new tires on the front. I have a pair of mid rise 10 ton jack stands, so support won't be a problem. However, real estate under the axle tube is pretty tight with the jack stands ready, so figuring out a jacking point is a challenge. How do ya'll do this? There is a "flat" on the bottom of the bell housing, just forward of the flywheel inspection hole. Is this a safe place to lift the front with a bottle jack?

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PS - Someday I hope to be able to answer for others at least a tenth of the questions i ask :-(

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Re: Lifting front of 140

Postby Bill Hudson » Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:13 pm

Get the rear tires mounted and then it becomes simple, lift the front axle in the center right under the pivot point, then there should be plenty of room for a jack stand under both ends of the axle.

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Re: Lifting front of 140

Postby Saucymynx » Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:00 pm

Thanks Bill. It looks like that should work!

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Re: Lifting front of 140

Postby Saucymynx » Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:24 pm

Update: jacking the front at the pivot point was a piece of cake! Of course, one thing leads to another: I removed the front wheels to put on new tires and found that the wheel bearings feel “gritty” when i rotate the hubs. So....time to do the bearings while the wheels are off. The new bearing kits are surprisingly inexpensive - i think i will just replace them

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Re: Lifting front of 140

Postby Bill Hudson » Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:05 pm

I’m glad it worked well for you.

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Re: Lifting front of 140

Postby id_birdhntr » Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:07 pm

Just to tack on to the conversation I noticed that my front axle has a small amount of play from the pivot pin on my 140. Where do you jack up your front end at if you want to remove the pin to add shims?

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Re: Lifting front of 140

Postby Super A » Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:54 pm

id_birdhntr wrote:Just to tack on to the conversation I noticed that my front axle has a small amount of play from the pivot pin on my 140. Where do you jack up your front end at if you want to remove the pin to add shims?


If I need to drop the front axle, I jack it up at the very front of the torque tube where the engine mates with it. There's a flat spot on the bottom of the torque tube and that's where I set the jack to hit.

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Re: Lifting front of 140

Postby Shane N. » Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:13 pm

Super A wrote:
id_birdhntr wrote:Just to tack on to the conversation I noticed that my front axle has a small amount of play from the pivot pin on my 140. Where do you jack up your front end at if you want to remove the pin to add shims?


If I need to drop the front axle, I jack it up at the very front of the torque tube where the engine mates with it. There's a flat spot on the bottom of the torque tube and that's where I set the jack to hit.

Al

This is what I did. Pay no attention to the jenga tower, I had a stand bolted to the other side you can’t see. But I did jack it up where Al mentioned.
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Re: Lifting front of 140

Postby Saucymynx » Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:14 pm

Jenga tower - that’s funny!

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Re: Lifting front of 140

Postby id_birdhntr » Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:40 pm

Thanks. After I put the fan and radiator back on Saturday morning I'm going to start messing with the steering. Besides the pivot point I also have some play in the steering box. Just saw the post about lifting the front end and was like that's next on the list besides the oil in the final drives.


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