Figure 9 Once you reach desired height, install the jack stand at the jack pad location to support the vehicle. I would have a body shop check the chassis. Be sure they are rated for the correct weight and working height you need. I had no problem at all and it left no marks. Then I jack the back and put stands on the sides again.
I need to get it up on jack stands to change my front control arm bushings. They can help you find the right part. Check that the jack stands are not tilting or moving when the vehicle is lowered. Hi Guys, I want to remove a wheel at a time but not sure the best spot to jack at? This can be found at the back of the car, next to the differential. November 18, 2012 Followup from the Pelican Staff: What are jack pads? I chock the back wheels, raise the front, and then put stands on the sides. Thanks for the follow up.
Placing the floor jack underneath the front jack pad, lift the front of the car until you can put the car up on the ramps. This will not damage the differential as it is very strong at this point. Before you begin raising the car, make sure that you have the wheels of the car blocked so that it cannot roll. I'm going to continue to jack the rear using point A in the pictures above. It's also wise to have your parking brake on as well, and the car placed in first gear. That's the way I did it on my 2000 E46 323i probably a hundred times , and that's the way I'm doing it on my 2004 330i too. The most common one is to lift the entire car by the bottom of the rear differential.
Place a few 2x4 pieces of wood under each of the wheels to make sure that the car will not roll anywhere when you lift it up off of the ground. These are the safe jacking points that we will be using to support the car. However some people have had trouble with the diff mounts cracking when jacking there. These type of comments add so much to the Pelican tech community. When you let down the jack while the stand is under the frame rail the other side rear tire will come up, no big deal, just go slow. Over time, repeated use of it this way will reduce your vertical lift because it collapses some. Raise the vehicle slowly while monitoring the jack and vehicle position.
I would assume there is an internal issue witht he transmission. Give our parts specialists a call: 1-888-280-7799 - Nick at Pelican Parts Will Comments: I believe I am over thinking, but I have a question. If you got a tight fit, the wood block should temporary hang above the jackstand. Even if you are only lifting the car up for a few minutes, make sure that you place a jack stand loosely underneath the transmission or the motor, just in case the floor jack fails. Set the floor jack underneath the engine or transmission as yet another redundant support. On other cars, its a lot less obvious. It seems like the rubber pad sides might collapse.
Then I placed a jack stand underneath the jack pad and lowered the hydraulic jack and car onto the jack stand. I'm not sure on the first pic because my front underside looks different. I also want one, but eish, R4K for something I am gonna use maybe twice a year I know, crazy! Adjust the level immediately to avoid any issues. Better get a real jack for safety sake. I dont know about your car, but I use that to get the rear off the ground. When lowering your vehicle, raise it off the jack stands, remove the jack stands from beneath the vehicle and slowly lower the vehicle to ground. Figure 11 Once you reach a desired height, install a jack stand at the jack pad location to support the vehicle.
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. Again, it's a wise idea to set up a spare jack stand or two as a precautionary measure against one of them failing. November 3, 2013 Followup from the Pelican Staff: 90 deg pointing out, and it needs to engauge the lift pad under the car or it will fall off the jack. Brian And also for the first time I used that oval point of the front support plate. Provide details and share your research! It supposedly puts excessive pressure on a bushing above the diff. It does kinda 'scuff' up that plasticy stuff, but it didn't seem to do any real damage. Too many variables, and talk about a hell of a fall if it slips off the jack that high up.
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. You can add a second jack stand under the steel box section of the body for added support. I really could not see any other point on the front to jack the car up from. I think it might be the linkage in the transmission but I'm not sure. I do it this way.
I have a two ton low profile jack and in the front I slide it under the button in the middle of the support plate and jack up the front end and place jack stands under the jack points. You have removed the plastic locator because the jack stand would be unstable if you simply placed it under the plastic locator and lowered the car. The round piece in front of that is attached directly to the car. One flaw in the casting process can lead to these breaking, and the car falling on top of you. I recently changed my brake pads and used the following jacking points for the front and rear.
June 17, 2011 Followup from the Pelican Staff: If the transmission fluid is overfull it will foam, causing lubrication issues and possible damage. I'm hoping it's the first option but have a feeling it's the latter. This handy tool is placed in the factory jack holes on each side of the car. The outside ribs from the oblong well in the front seemed to slightly bend when initially jacking up the car, but then it worked well. If you place the car in park, it will only lock the rear wheels as well. Pretty sizable, and has a flat area on the bottom. To avoid damage to the car, use the Ice Hockey Puck, or then a small block of wood by placing it on top of the Saddle.