Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
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Soo, jacking, that really sucked, don't be an idiot like me. I figured there'd be jacking points behind the front wheels, but nothing was too apparent there. I look in the manual, and the jack point is down the centerline of the car, right around where the oil pan is.....kinda strange.
So I put the car on ramps, look under, and I see an indent that looks like a place where a jack would go. I press on it, seems pretty firm. Anyway, I start jacking from that point, and then smash! my damn jack goes up into the underneath of the car.
Turns out these are just plastic covers (which I knew) but with no support underneath, which I didn't know. I just missed puncturing my f'ing radiator by an inch!!
The actual jack point is on a cross brace about a foot behind this.
The shitty part is that I have a standard jack, and there is no way to get the jack back this far without first putting the car on ramps.
I'm sure there's prolly a decent place on the side of the car, but I figured I'd just follow the recommended jack point in the manual, which obviously I hadn't had enough coffee yet to comprehend.
I'm wondering, if I get a flat, how the fcuk do I jack up the car considering the location of this front jack point??