Where do you jack? - Jack Points

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Where do you jack? - Jack Points

Post by Tyler » Thu Feb 22, 2007 6:47 pm

lol, where on the bottom of your car do you guys place your jack when jacking up your car from the front? I use my Front MM but it sounded like a weld or something cracked a minute ago so I dropped it quick and I need to get under there. So where else?
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Post by APN » Thu Feb 22, 2007 6:54 pm

I put it on the middle cast iron bar.. whatever the hell that is..
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Post by Lackof » Thu Feb 22, 2007 7:13 pm

anything solid you can use.

there is jack slots underneath the side of the car just right behind the wheel, the metal lip. If you have ur manual check it ... it shows u specifically.

I've even used the regular floor and then put stands underneath it right away i wouldn't recommend leaving it like that.

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Post by krat0s » Thu Feb 22, 2007 7:13 pm

The frame...It's like a foot in and 3 inches back from the wheel, either left or right side.

ALWAYS USE JACK STANDS.
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Post by Diablo0 » Thu Feb 22, 2007 7:18 pm

Pinch welds on the sides are the typical jack points. LIke said above though, ALWAYS use jack stands b/c you never know if a hydraulic jack will fail on you and you dont' want to be under it if it does.
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Post by APN » Thu Feb 22, 2007 7:19 pm

Is there a way to fix the little side-strip of metal that is the 'typical' spot to jack?

Mine are all bent up from being used so much..
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Post by Tyler » Thu Feb 22, 2007 9:57 pm

Same here. I hate using it there because I notice the damage. I'll just do that tho, cuz I need to change my udp. If someone wants my old MPx one hit me up. I bent the hell out of the PS part of it, but it works great as a 'race' pulley. I just want PS back, lol.

I always use Jack stands too.
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Post by infil » Thu Feb 22, 2007 10:16 pm

pinch rails are the best opint to jack from. fmm and/or cross member can slide off the jack, keep in mind when going up the jack is going to roll as a function of the jack effectively becoming shorter and taller. On rough ground, this usually doesn't happen, instead the pad slides which can drop the car off the jack and cause a slight interferance problem with the oil pan and jack....bad thing.

Rare but have seen it happen. Best bet, use the pinch weld or in that general area and lift side by side. Front motor mount is generally a good place but the welds that hold the front insert in are not the strongest int he world, i usually end up redoing em on the majority of first gens that come into the shop as they have broken over time.
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Post by fusion210 » Thu Feb 22, 2007 10:44 pm

Usually on my bed or in the bathroom, whatever mood I'm in.

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fusion210 wrote:Usually on Brian's bed or in the bathroom, whatever mood I'm in.
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Post by infil » Thu Feb 22, 2007 11:18 pm

fusion210 wrote:Usually on my bed or in the bathroom, whatever mood I'm in.
bellybutton landing?
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Post by Tyler » Fri Feb 23, 2007 7:08 am

infil wrote:
fusion210 wrote:Usually on my bed or in the bathroom, whatever mood I'm in.
bellybutton landing?
I knew someone had to say it. :lol:
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jacking points for neons

Post by sandstone » Fri Feb 23, 2007 8:16 am

According to the 1997 neon factory service manual from Chrysler, there are 3 acceptable points for using a floor jack to raise the front of the neon: the motor mount, and the left and right 3" diameter L-shaped frame rails behind the front wheels. The jack should be placed at the point (bend) in the L. When raising the rear of the neon, the jack should contact the 3" diameter rear crossmember between the rear wheels, beneath the lateral arms.

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Re: jacking points for neons

Post by BCoN » Fri Feb 23, 2007 1:02 pm

sandstone wrote:When raising the rear of the neon, the jack should contact the 3" diameter rear crossmember between the rear wheels, beneath the lateral arms.


You should never use the rear crossmember as a jacking point, it can bend and change rear alignment settings.
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You should never use the rear crossmember as a jacking point

Post by sandstone » Fri Feb 23, 2007 4:52 pm

The 1997 factory service manual for neons from Chrysler specifically designates the rear crossmember as a jacking point when using a floor jack. The factory service manual goes on to state "A floor jack must never be used on any part of the underbody." 1997 neon Factory Service Manual, Chrysler Corp., p. 0-9.

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