Vehicle Lifting Points

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Re: Vehicle Lifting Points

Postby Squishy - January 2nd, 2009, 9:35 pm

The control arms are shaped like _/''\_ and run from the center out to the wheels (they're the lowest suspension component you see when you look at the car from the rear) parallel to the width of the car. The trailing arms are what you are jacking up in the first picture you posted - the ones that run parallel to the length of the vehicle and have the little nub for the factory scissor jack. The control arms aren't an "approved" support point, so make sure they fit properly in the cradle of your jackstand so that no twisting force is being applied.

Your jack looks like one of the fancy aluminium low-profile ones, which may be why it can't lift high enough. The lifting head is one of the big ones so you should be safe lifting with a block of wood. I was worried that you had one of the cheap ones where the lifting head is only 1.5-2" in diameter.
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Re: Vehicle Lifting Points

Postby drew2000 - January 22nd, 2009, 11:05 pm

Thanks for the underbody garage-lift points. I'm gonna print it out and give it to the service writer for the few times that I have to bring in the Tribby for tires etc.

I had a '91 Explorer where the bozo's in one garage lifted it by the rocker panel pinch-welds, crushing them. It's a frickin' body-on-frame truck! How lazy/stupid can 'ya get?
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Re: Vehicle Lifting Points

Postby Cubelodyte - November 28th, 2010, 5:05 pm

This is the most useful post I've been able to find, but I'm still kind of in the dark on where to put jack stands for the front (of a 2001 Tribute).

If I think I have digested my information correctly, the following picture shows my jack positioned at the unibody lift point, and the jack stand just under the normal/emergency jack point. Confirm/deny? It doesn't seem like a good place to put a jack stand...
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Re: Vehicle Lifting Points

Postby mcquillen811 - January 1st, 2011, 11:58 am

is the jack shown in the correct spot according to Cubelodyte picture?

It seems like just sheet metal where it is shown.
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Re: Vehicle Lifting Points

Postby doru - July 5th, 2011, 2:37 pm

I have no problems lifting my other car on jackstands. However, I was never able to lift my Tribby.
I know it sounds trivial, but can someone post a step-by-step DIY (with pics) on how to place this particular car (SUV) on jackstands?
Like the whole 4 corners on jackstands.
It seems I am not the only one having difficulties with this.
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Re: Vehicle Lifting Points

Postby drewverde - December 5th, 2011, 11:39 am

doru wrote:I have no problems lifting my other car on jackstands. However, I was never able to lift my Tribby.
I know it sounds trivial, but can someone post a step-by-step DIY (with pics) on how to place this particular car (SUV) on jackstands?
Like the whole 4 corners on jackstands.
It seems I am not the only one having difficulties with this.


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Re: Vehicle Lifting Points

Postby tang - December 5th, 2011, 9:08 pm

When I had to switch out a tire, I found the mounting point to be well under the vehicle and with a bolt, but the emergency hand-jack that comes with the car is better suited for the mounting point as it comes with a little rut for the exposed bolt.

I suppose if you're doing it with a legitimate floor jack, there are better places to lift. I think I used part of the lower control arm with my ex-girlfriend's old Chev Malibu...

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Re: Vehicle Lifting Points

Postby haukap8 - December 6th, 2011, 9:58 am

Which reminds me, I need to find a factory emergency jack, my E didn't come with one >:( (and neither did my brothers come to think of it). Hope I don't need it before I get one.. :worry:
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Re: Vehicle Lifting Points

Postby tang - December 6th, 2011, 12:11 pm

haukap8 wrote:Which reminds me, I need to find a factory emergency jack, my E didn't come with one >:( (and neither did my brothers come to think of it). Hope I don't need it before I get one.. :worry:


They're all over eBay for cheapz.

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Re: Vehicle Lifting Points

Postby haukap8 - December 6th, 2011, 1:44 pm

Yeah, I have found a few. They get mounted(strored) in this part of the wet trunk, correct?

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Or is it in the cargo access door, next to the amp?
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