Originally Posted by subzali
A couple near-misses:
-I had the front of my FJ40 held up with a Hi-Lift jack. The little cotter pin that is supposed to hold the jack handle in its holder was broken and missing, so the handle could come out. As I lowered the FJ40, the handle started swinging violently like treeroot mentioned above and the handle flew out with enough force to knock me over or break my windshield. Luckily it did neither and instead hit my passenger side mirror and broke the glass. Lesson learned - hang on to that thing!
Come to think of it I still need to find a new cotter pin to put in there...
So this thread got me thinking about doing some Hi-Lift maintenance - so I went down to Ace Hardware and picked up a #8x1" SS sheet metal screw - hopefully it'll work better than the cotter pin...