| Home  Blogs Help Search Login Register  
« previous next »
Pages: [1] Print
Author Topic: Jacking Points  (Read 2895 times)
Sr. Member
Posts: 121

« on: August 21, 2008, 01:45:02 am »

Other than the jacking points on the sills, where is is safe, front and rear, to jack the car with a trolley jack?  Is the round tube at the front strong enough to take a jack in the centre?

There is no rear crossmember.  Is the strengthening rib, behind the silencer, and under the luggage compartment strong enough?  Should the load be spread across the 3 ribs with a wooden plank?


Ron Murrell
Sydney, Australia
Anders Dinsen
YaBB God
Posts: 3080

« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2008, 07:31:44 am »

Hi Ron

The round tube in the front is plenty strong enough to be used to jack up the front.

As regards the rear, I think the safest way to jack it up is to do it in front of the engine. I know you will be lifting the entire car that way (at least if you are doing one side at a time), but I don't personally consider the rear end strong enough to take a jack.

That said, however, we didn't see any signs of deformations when we dismantled the 2.2 at Waldo's last month and lifted the rear in this (quite brutal) way:


'82 Murena 2.2 prep 142
'01 Grand Espace 24v
'08 Smart Fortwo 0,8 cdi
Pages: [1] Print 
« previous next »
Jump to: