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A device used to elevate a vehicle off the ground for various purposes.

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How to correctly jack up the front of a 2005 Mazda 6

I did a fair amount of research before trying to jack up the front of this car. I watched some videos of people jacking up similar (but not identical cars), and I pulled this image from the web: ...
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What to use to replace rivet on floor jack rear wheel assembly?

I have a CRAFTSMAN 3 Ton Floor Jack that I'm refurbishing. I've removed the rivets from the rear wheel assemblies to make it easier to paint. What should I use to replace the rivets? Part -...
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Levelling a trailer with a pair of jacks

I have a car transporter trailer that I have converted to a sort of caravan which can carry my stock to trade fairs and shows. When the stock is out we sleep in it. It has drop down legs at the back ...
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My RAV4 scissor jack head is curved, did I just misposition it?

I used my scissor jack that came with the car to change the 4 winter tires on my car to 4 summer tires. The car is Toyota RAV4, and after the change, a part of the head of the scissor jack is curved. ...
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Does a pair of “2 ton” axle stands support 2 tons together or they each support 2 tons?

I bought a pair of axle stands that came as a set and it stated "2 ton" capacity on the box. Each axle stand has a sticker stating "2 ton" capacity. Since they came as a pair, does that mean one axle ...
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Does kicking a tire off your car from underneath it while it's held up by a stable jack pose safety threats?

I just had to put a doughnut on my car and I used the typical manufacturer car jack that fits into that little slot of metal near your wheel. After I got all the lug nuts out, I tried pulling the ...
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Accidentally removed the rubbery coating from the jack attachment point

I was changing tyres just now and since the current car (VW Caddy) it a bit longer than the old one I had to turn it around once to change the front wheels. Not paying attention at that moment, when I ...
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Can I spray paint threads on a scissor jack?

I have a very old looking scissor jack for my vehicle. I want it to look at least half decent so I'm spraypainting it black. Does it matter at all if I paint the threads? I don't really care if the ...
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Jack and Jack stand points for a 2011 Hyundai Elantra besides the tire jack points?

My floor jack and jack stands do not fit slot for the emergency the scissor jack. I know I can jack the car up from the front tow hooks. Can I jack it safely from the center of the beam those two tow ...
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Is it safe to use a hydraulic jack as a stand? If not, why?

"If a jack can lift a load, surely it can withstand the load for extended periods of time?!" I've come across some conflicting ideas regarding this subject: The user guide for my low-profile ...
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What is the proper front end jack point for a 2005 Pontiac Vibe?

I want to use a floor jack to raise the front end of my 2005 Pontiac Vibe, so I can place jack stands on the pinch welds for an oil change. Where is a safe place to jack up the front of the vehicle ...
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Is my working area safe?

I'm fairly new to wrenching and I'm looking for feedback on whether my outdoor setup seems safe. I have a gravel driveway area in my backyard where I want to jack my car up and go underneath safely (...
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How to verify the safety of a lift for a full sized pickup?

So I am now the proud owner of a 2007 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT Extended Cab with 151,000 miles on it. Yesterday I needed to do my first oil change on it, and step one is to lift the front end onto jack ...
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Can I leave my car on a jack for several days?

I am doing a hub seal replacement on my old Landrover. Sadly I screwed up the new seal by putting it on too far, and then by trying to tweak it back out I wrecked the tension spring inside the seal. ...
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Safe jack / jack stand points for 2002 Ford Focus

I have a 2002 Ford Focus SE wagon. I want to place jack stands on the welds on the side of the car beneath the front and rear doors, but cannot fit both the jack and stands there. So I want to jack ...
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Jack stand placement on frame rail for 2000 Toyota Camry

I did search "jack stand" and there are lots of posts that get close, but nothing that really covers the specifics of what I'm looking for here. I have a 2000 Toyota Camry with 143k mile on it. My ...
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Which vehicle manufacturer produces scissor jacks that have hex heads?

I had a flat last night and went to put on the spare and the jack had seized! After a couple of people started working with it, we finally broke it loose, but since the primary screw had rusted I don'...
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Is it ok to use a scissor jack instead of a floor jack?

I need to jack up my car to take out the front driver side tire and change the p/s and alternator belt. I don't own a floor jack but I do have a scissor jack. I was wondering could I just use the ...
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Is there any problem with jack a car from its side?

Is there any problem with jacking a car from its side? The following illustration shows the idea: Assuming that the car is on park and parking break is fully engaged. With this approach, I can ...
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Leaving vehicle on 4 jack stands several days

I was wondering if it is bad (for the frame or the drive train) to leave my 4WD V6 Tacoma on 4 jack stands for several days while I work on the transmission. I could certainly lower it down after ...
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Converting floor jack to tranny jack?

Is it possible to adapt/convert a regular floor jack to a tranny jack for the purposes of lowering the transmission assembly?
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Buying a used car jack

I'm planning on buy a used 2 ton car jack. What are some warnings/items I should be on the look out for? Is buying a used car jack a safe idea?
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Manual says “Do not use the jack supplied with your vehicle” — why is it?

I just bought an used Toyota Yaris 2008 hatchback and I'm preparing to change oil for the first time. There's a jack supplied with the car (along the with spare tire). However, the manual seems to ...
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Finding alternate jack points in a Honda Insight

I'm trying to locate an alternate jack and lift point for my Honda Insight. I'm trying to lift the entire front end of the vehicle so I can put the stands under the pinch welds near the wheels. I can'...
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changing a tire on a slope

So one of the tires on my car had a blowout on a road with a slight slope. I tried lifting the car up with a hydraulic jack but after the car got to a certain height the jack fell forward and the car ...
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Ford focus 2011 — 6006E CD RDS EON

Someone already installed a jack for mp3 on a 6006E CD RDS E-O-N radio? it's possible with this radio or i need to change radio?
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MK3 Ford Focus Jack Points

I have a brand new MK3 Ford Focus (it's an ST, but I don't think that matters). I know it has the four jack points in the corners inside the wheels (underneath door sills) but I don't know/can't find ...
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Trolley Jack Rating

My car's mass is approximately 1800kg from memory and I intend to purchase a trolley jack so that I don't have to use the provided scissor jack when at home. I've noticed that trolley jacks have ...
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Jack stand positioning for rear wheel drive vehicles?

If you're going to work on the rear end of a rear wheel drive vehicle with the wheels off, where do you put the jack stands? On a body-on-frame vehicle, is the frame preferable to the axles? The ...
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Jack points for a 2003 BMW 325i

So I know about the 4 rubber pads on the sides of the car. They make really stable points for my jack stands. Problem is getting my jack stands under the pads if I'm using them to prop up the car. The ...