That sounds like a CV joint. See if any of them are loose and replace the axle if you need to. I’m surprised that your mechanic didn’t check this. It’s pretty obvious.
I have NEVER used auxiliary jack stands, or felt the need to. It’s really stable. I use the rubber blocks and put the front one under the reinforced pinch weld and the rear one just inside the body seam.Yeah, the Quickjack is WAY more expensive, but it does look MUCH safer. Plus the new TL models can get you 24 inches of lift. I was thinking maybe I can start doing more maintenance on my cars. I have 4 cars. The Insight is the oldest and who knows what might go wrong with it next. So I saw Home Depot had Quickjacks on sale and I had some credit card points that I could turn into a a Home Depot gift card and ... well I ordered a Quickjack 5000TL.
Originally Home Depot said it would arrive in less than a week. But the tracking info I just got now says 2 weeks.
While I am waiting, I read the Quickjack manual. There are a couple of places in the manual that say:
⚠ WARNING As an added safety precaution, you must always use auxiliary safety stands under the Vehicle while elevated on both QuickJack Frames.
While I don't recall seeing pictures of people using auxiliary jack stands on their website, I guess I need to buy jack stands anyway. Since it seems the only safe places to jack an Insight are the 3 places along the pinch weld where the Quickjack goes, I guess you need to put the auxiliary jack stands under the Quickjack?
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So Sam, do you use auxiliary jack stands with your Quickjack? And if so where are you putting the stands? Under the Quickjack?