I'm not sure if this is the correct jack point. I have it under the front bolt on what looks to be a centre frame point between the two front wheels. But there is also one a little further back.

Please confirm the correct hydraulic jack mounting point to position this jack for the purpose of lifting the vehicle onto 2 front jack stands.This picture is taken from the passenger side(RHD)

This picture is taken from the passenger side(Right-hand drive), behind front-left wheel, under passenger side sill. Looking towards right-hand front side of the vehicle.

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Is this the Nissan NP200? The owners manual shows to jack from the sill -

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However there will be other strong places underneath that will be suitable jacking points.

Where you have the jack doesn’t look suitable to me. That looks like an engine mounting point, but I may be wrong.

The area around the anti-roll/sway bar mount looks solid -

I would be very careful if you are trying to jack the whole of the front end of the vehicle up at the same time, that would be a lot of weight to put on a single point and also on the jack.

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I’ve just done a Google search for an “NP200 lower engine mount”. This is what it looks like -

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This is definitely what you are jacking on -

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You are lifting the weight of the front of the vehicle using the engine, which is not a good idea, you could cause all sorts of damage. Even the bolt on the other end of the mount doesn’t look substantial enough to use as a jacking point.

  • This guy seems to be suggesting it is the safest way.... youtube.com/…
    – Jim
    Commented Sep 29, 2023 at 22:15
  • I would need 2 scissor jacks to lift the vehicle up evenly for working underneath... and that would be dangerous. See here youtu.be/4shZuy3HR9s?t=318 (he has the vehicle up on two jacks stands.... how did he do that? Surely not with a scissor jack one at a time?)
    – Jim
    Commented Sep 29, 2023 at 22:20
  • Yes... this is the np200. That is the correct owners's manual. Please note I'm not trying to change a wheel, I'm doing a basic service and I need to lift the vehicle high enough to get under the car to drain the oil. I have 2 jack stands I can use but I need to lift the car safely up first from a central point before putting the jacks stands under the sills.
    – Jim
    Commented Sep 29, 2023 at 22:32
  • I am not saying that you can’t lift the whole of the front of the vehicle, but you need to be very careful in finding a good crossmember to do it from. Also the guy in the video had a jack that looked far more substantial than your jack.
    – HandyHowie
    Commented Sep 30, 2023 at 7:20
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    So the jack can take the weight, but is it as stable on the ground for lifting the whole front end? I often jack up each front wheel separately and stand the tyre on a large block of wood. I feel far more comfortable doing it that way. I do occasionally lift the whole front end using the front subframe but I have a large jack like the one in the video. The thoughts of getting under the vehicle to place those axle stands would be scary while supported on a single small jack. (I guess you could push them into place with a broom, unless they are sat under the sill, are they?)
    – HandyHowie
    Commented Sep 30, 2023 at 11:44

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