To lower the car, carefully and safely follow the exact same steps in reverse. Diagrams and pictures a plus. If you try to raise one jack all the way and then set a jack stand on that side before pumping up the other side you risk the car falling off the jack stand. I have a garage doing the work and they aren't convinced the tank needs to come out so to think of these self locking nuts was unheard of. I also want one, but eish, R4K for something I am gonna use maybe twice a year I know, crazy! Check that the jack stand is not tilting or moving when the vehicle is lowered. Slowly lower the vehicle onto jack stand until the full vehicle weight is supported.
Locate the center jacking point in the front of the car and place the floor jack underneath it. They can figure out what part or repair kit you need. To jack vehicle, park vehicle on level solid ground. It's easy to spot because there is a section missed from the center of the plastic under-cover. Whether or not you'd be damaging the subframe, you'll probably take out some undercoating without a block of wood no matter where you place the jack. Place the jack under the cross member below the differential.
Either using a friend, or very carfully, allign the 2 jackstands and slowly lower the rear of the car onto the jackstands. That why you should use chrome as a browser, it'll highlight links i read years ago, and i can type in keywords in the address bar, and it'll link me to pages i've visited that contain that text. Remember that when your car was serviced before, parts may have been replaced with different size fasteners used in the replacement. I think that's testament to the build quality, but the problem is that the jacking points are mostly hidden under plastic covers and so can fester away nicely. Scrape and treat any surface rust, paint with something supstantial, and wax the crap out of the whole area before putting it back together. Another thing to remember is some of the nuts on the prop shaft are self locking ones which need replacing after removal so don't forget to order them.
My car no longer has the factory rubbers at each wheel. October 19, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: I would need to see a photo of the pint you are referring to. When leaving a comment, please leave your vehicle information. Please report any submissions that violate our rules. Jacking up your car can be extremely dangerous, so if you do not feel comfortable operating a floor jack or being under a car supported by jack stands then do not attempt to do this! The other issue is that my 2 ton jack only has enough clearance to prop the jack stands under it. You will find one jack pad in the front and in the rear. Some do have a proper hard point, but others don't.
The Front Jacking Point Controversy A lot of people believe that jacking from the front jacking point is not a good idea. Make sure all tools and parts are clear before lowering your vehicle. Ultimately they're all going to rust here if nothing is done, don't let it get to that stage! Possibly something would need to go on the Jack to fit in the recess? We do not recommend and highly discourage ever working underneath a vehicle that is supported solely by jack stands. I first drove it up two ramps, then I placed a hydraulic jack under the steel box section of the body as shown above and raised the car even further. Or do I have to have the car on all 4 jacks to be safe? My solution is to take a long piece of wood and have that contact the car and then jack the piece of wood up that way the load is distributed throughout your frame. You can check with the manufacturer of the pad. If something seems different, let us know and share your info to help other users.
It's a common but not so difficult job that still creates a bit of anxiety in the mind of the experienced mechanic as well as the amateur. Among the routine safety procedures to learn are: Shutting off the engine and removing the ignition key so that no one can accidentally start the vehicle while you are working on it. Find how right I can't see why you wouldn't be able to jack the car up by the center of the front subframe. A repeatable process with safety in mind can ease the nerves. Do I jack the vehicle at the jack pad and position the jack stands next to the jack pad? Hi Guys, I want to remove a wheel at a time but not sure the best spot to jack at? Dont use the Factory jack that comes with the car, it should only be used on the side of the road in emergencies to change a flat tire. Edited January 24, 2017 by lufbramatt Another thing to remember is some of the nuts on the prop shaft are self locking ones which need replacing after removal so don't forget to order them. Using a chunk of wood to protect the subframe is good advice.
All warranties, product application, fitment, and performance are the responsibility of Turner Motorsport. You can leave the hydraulic jack under the rear differential for added support. If you don't like my method, feel free to follow your own. To jack the vehicle, park the vehicle on level solid ground. If you are supporting a vehicle that does not have the side plastic jack pads, use a piece of scrap wood between the jack stand and the frame rail to prevent damage.
Pictures and videos taken while you are driving are strongly discouraged. The oldest of these cars will be 20 years old next year, and most of them are very solid. Place heavy duty wheel chocks behind the rear wheels. The wood will keep the pad from deforming, so lift up the front of the car and carefully place the two front jack stands. Careful though, do not put it on the body, cause you will push it through. This will help to keep vehicle from unexpectedly rolling. It is now safe to work under the vehicle.
When everything is completed, it should look like the pictures to the right. These jack pads commonly get lost or damaged through the years. Some days are dedicated to certain themes, see below. Figure 8 Rear: Once you reach the desired height, install the jack stands red arrows at the proper jack pad locations to support the vehicle. If your really stuck, you can use a trick, but you need to know what you are doing. Repairing your own vehicle may be a satisfying way of learning about it and may also save you considerable money.