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Avalanche Owners Zone => Chevrolet Avalanche Maintenance & Care => Topic started by: tdsj on March 14, 2019, 11:08:32 AM

Title: Elephant in the room.. let's talk about it.. HOW TO WORK UNDER HOOD
Post by: tdsj on March 14, 2019, 11:08:32 AM
Ok let's talk about the elephant in the room. Namely the size of the avalanche. I'm not exactly a tiny person in my opinion. But trying to work topside on the engine is a task. Step up on the bumper. Then crawl into the front where the hood latches. (Very uncomfortable on the knees) so how do you guys deal with it? Step stool? Or? Oh I'm 5'8" like I said not tiny. But I'm no lumber Jack either.
Title: Re: Elephant in the room.. let's talk about it.. HOW TO WORK UNDER HOOD
Post by: frito on March 14, 2019, 12:03:21 PM
I use a step stool.  I have seen a step type thing that sits on the tire
Title: Re: Elephant in the room.. let's talk about it.. HOW TO WORK UNDER HOOD
Post by: tdsj on March 14, 2019, 12:16:45 PM
I use a step stool.  I have seen a step type thing that sits on the tire

I seen them steps you're talking about. Wondering how far in I could reach with one of them. Also wondering if it's big enough to fit over a good year Wrangler ats tire. The more beefy tire size of the 265/70/17
Title: Re: Elephant in the room.. let's talk about it.. HOW TO WORK UNDER HOOD
Post by: EXT4ME on March 14, 2019, 14:48:20 PM
I installed a new windshield wiper motor and both heater hose quick disconnects a couple of weeks ago.

This big ol' boy was not made to sit on top of an engine to work on things.

Come back and talk to me after you have done that.

 :laugh:
Title: Re: Elephant in the room.. let's talk about it.. HOW TO WORK UNDER HOOD
Post by: Vaeagleav on March 14, 2019, 14:57:16 PM
I do not own one but you can do a google search for products like this that should help you work on the AV....
Title: Re: Elephant in the room.. let's talk about it.. HOW TO WORK UNDER HOOD
Post by: Vaeagleav on March 14, 2019, 14:58:30 PM
another shot with nothing in the way....
Title: Re: Elephant in the room.. let's talk about it.. HOW TO WORK UNDER HOOD
Post by: Try2kup on March 14, 2019, 15:00:34 PM
I use a a painters step stool (Werner AP20-MP6). It is a little on the tall side but I am only 5 ft 6 and
I don't like to lean on paint so it works good for me.
Title: Re: Elephant in the room.. let's talk about it.. HOW TO WORK UNDER HOOD
Post by: frito on March 15, 2019, 08:47:01 AM
I do not own one but you can do a google search for products like this that should help you work on the AV....
I forgot about those.  I saw an add for that a few years back.  It is definitely cool and a great idea.  I'm just afraid I might fall asleep while working.   :laugh:
Title: Re: Elephant in the room.. let's talk about it.. HOW TO WORK UNDER HOOD
Post by: bookish on March 19, 2019, 08:02:21 AM
On sale today at Home Depot for $29:

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Gorilla-Ladders-47-25-in-x-12-in-x-20-in-Aluminum-Slim-Fold-Work-Platform-with-300-lbs-Load-Capacity-GLWP-47/305590237 (https://www.homedepot.com/p/Gorilla-Ladders-47-25-in-x-12-in-x-20-in-Aluminum-Slim-Fold-Work-Platform-with-300-lbs-Load-Capacity-GLWP-47/305590237)

This is what I use.
Title: Re: Elephant in the room.. let's talk about it.. HOW TO WORK UNDER HOOD
Post by: ygmn on March 19, 2019, 08:47:38 AM
On sale today at Home Depot for $29:

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Gorilla-Ladders-47-25-in-x-12-in-x-20-in-Aluminum-Slim-Fold-Work-Platform-with-300-lbs-Load-Capacity-GLWP-47/305590237 (https://www.homedepot.com/p/Gorilla-Ladders-47-25-in-x-12-in-x-20-in-Aluminum-Slim-Fold-Work-Platform-with-300-lbs-Load-Capacity-GLWP-47/305590237)

This is what I use.
I have one as well great for other tasks around house