Jack and sup­port a car

The Family Handyman - - CAR + GARAGE -

For most cars, the rec­om­mended front lift point is the en­gine cra­dle cross mem­ber (Photo 1). Lift and sup­port the front of the car first. (If you start with the rear, the front end may tilt so far that you can’t roll a jack un­der it.) Place the jack so the cross mem­ber lines up with the re­cessed area of the jack sad­dle. The jack stand sup­port lo­ca­tions (pinch welds; Photo 2) for cars are usu­ally lo­cated be­hind the front wheels and in front of the rear wheels.

Front bumper En­gine cra­dle cross mem­ber lift point 1. Place the re­cess of the jack sad­dle di­rectly un­der the en­gine cra­dle cross mem­ber.

Pinch weld sup­port point Place the jack stand un­der the sup­port point. Raise the sad­dle and make sure it locks into place. 2.

Rear lift point Jack sad­dle Place the floor jack so it con­tacts the rear lift point and raises the ve­hi­cle. 3.

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