Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA
Car: 2006 Wagon 2.5i M/T
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Thanks for the useful post and pictures. I just bought a 2006 and the alignment report the previous owner gave me shows the rear toe adjustment on both sides to be 'frozen". Toe is .17 degree toe-in on the worst wheel, while specs are for between 0 and .13 degrees toe-out. A camber adjustment on the right front (presumably a strut/steering knuckle bolt) is also rusted "frozen" - in a 2006 car (very new by my standards). Blame it on all that road salt I guess. So, I may have to do the same thing at some point. At a minimum, I'll remove the nut and try to inject penetrating oil into the bushing sleeve and maybe it will work loose over time until the next alignment.
Now, for a SAFETY ADVISORY:
I hope I'm wrong about this, but did you have anything else holding the car up besides that jack, extended fully, sitting on a old particle-board table-top, on slippery snow? Assuming you didn't, you are lucky to be alive! Please tell me that there was a pair of safety stands just out of view of the picture...right?
Everyone... Never, ever, rely on just a jack to support car you are getting underneath!