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I swapped on winter tires today for the first time (probably overkill, but have had some rough commutes home in the past couple years).

 

While doing the front driver’s side I put a jack stand under the front frame rail; the jack let down too fast and the stand slipped a bit and pinched the frame. It also looks like it now has a small crack. See pictures below.

 

Should I be worried? If so, how does one go about getting this fixed?

 

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I swapped on winter tires today for the first time (probably overkill, but have had some rough commutes home in the past couple years).

 

While doing the front driver’s side I put a jack stand under the front frame rail; the jack let down too fast and the stand slipped a bit and pinched the frame. It also looks like it now has a small crack. See pictures below.

 

Should I be worried? If so, how does one go about getting this fixed?

 

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Looks like the paint is what cracked, I wouldn't be worried too much. But you would probably need to change the whole lower subframe to fix it.

 

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I am thinking the paint cracked, not the steel. You could probably have a shop weld a patch over it but I would likely just rock it the way it is. FYI, they make pads that go on floor jacks that make it harder to slip and/or mar things up. You could also use a piece of wood on the jack.
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I am thinking the paint cracked, not the steel. You could probably have a shop weld a patch over it but I would likely just rock it the way it is. FYI, they make pads that go on floor jacks that make it harder to slip and/or mar things up. You could also use a piece of wood on the jack.

 

 

A patch is a place that can accumulate humidity and cause rust damage almost instantly.

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A patch is a place that can accumulate humidity and cause rust damage almost instantly.
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It will rust very fast if it is welded.

Pinch weld is the best place for jack stands.

Just drive it. Those things are designed to take impacts from road debris.

 

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  • 2 weeks later...
Previous owner kept the car outside in NY, but it only had 19k miles on it when I bought it in 2014. Only has 55k miles on it now and lives a pampered life in the garage... Maybe I should spend a day trying to treat the surface rust underneath. Thanks!
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