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No problem....will the front wheels turn on a front wheel drive car when the car is on jackstands, running and in gear....will it damage the car in anyway if the wheels are turning...

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Yes the wheels will turn with both front wheels off the ground on jack stands. As long as you do not rev the engine and the let off quickly you will do no damage. Remember the entire drive system is not under load when jacked up like this so go easy, accelerate slowly, and then let of the gas and brake slowly. Keep the transmission in high gear. Also know the transmission is cooled by air flowing through the radiator, so only run it like this for a very short period of time ( 1 Minute or less) as you are sitting still or it can overheat. Be very, very, careful and set the hand brake fully, put chocks in front an behind both rear wheels. Use jack-stands to make sure the car does not fall and take off. Just go easy, be safe, and you will do no damage.

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