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Series 3 Jack Stop

Discussion in 'Series Land Rovers' started by Kiwi Landie, Dec 4, 2019.

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  1. Kiwi Landie

    Kiwi Landie Member

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    Been rebuilding front axle on my S3 shorty. PO have abused everything, so there are a lot of new parts going in. In the parts book I found upload_2019-12-5_8-58-8.png part number 90519206 which is described as a jack locator stop. Is this there just to help you put the jack in the right place and not damage the bottom of the chrome ball? Or is there some other function?

    Thanks
     
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    steve2286w Well-Known Member

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    It’s also described as a steering stop bracket,
     
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    Yeah - I've seen that in various places too, but I think that is a mistake, because the steering stop brackets are clearly these things (508175):
    upload_2019-12-5_10-30-22.png
    The jack stop does not get involved in the steering at all.

    As far as I can make out, it just hangs down below the axle and gets bashed on rocks, but presumably Land Rover put it there for some other reason.

    Cheers
     
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    Looks like the brake pipe bracket
     
  5. Kiwi Landie

    Kiwi Landie Member

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    Yes it does a bit, but it isn't!

    Here's a photo of one of them so we can all go "oh I see, mine doesn't have any of those..."
    They look a bit pointless to me, but it'd be good to get other opinions.

    Cheers 2019-12-05 10.42.33.jpg
     

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    steve2286w Well-Known Member

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    just googling and I think you’re correct it might stop a particular jack slipping and damaging chrome ball
     
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    Yep - That's what I'm thinking. The old Shelley jack I have sits nicely under the flange on the back of the chrome ball and this bracket would indeed stop it slipping off sideways and hitting the surface of the ball itself.

    Other than that, it is just a rock/stump catcher! I wonder if people typically remove them and leave them off. I couldn't find any photos of them fitted!
     
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    There was none on mine I use a disco jack under spring plate
     
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