Where do you jack? - Jack Points

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Post by NinjaneonTurtle » Fri Feb 23, 2007 10:00 pm

On neons, its the pinch welded part right under where the front fenders are, you can tell cause it is thicker there anyway, and closest to the back where its thicker. Otherwise the lip folds over and sometimes splits. I always use a thin piece of wood and a floor jack to not damage the car. I can't jack up the front crossmember anymore cause the car is too damn low. Lol. Always jack up the crossmembers in the center w/ the wood, and TWO jackstands on each side of the crossmember ftw
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Re: jacking points for neons

Post by metal_gear_jon » Sat Feb 24, 2007 12:29 pm

sandstone wrote: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.
This is all correct....I used to work at a CDJ dealer is Cincinnati. You can also use the jack at the rear bolts that secure the K-member, just behind the front wheels. It will not damage anything.
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Post by chrono_killa » Sat Feb 24, 2007 3:17 pm

sum1 just get a picture up so we know where to jack the car up
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Post by sandstone » Sat Feb 24, 2007 6:42 pm

Here are the neon lift points from the 1997 neon factory service manual from Chrysler. Image

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Post by vielecustoms » Sat Feb 24, 2007 7:23 pm

I use the pinch welds... I also find if you get the front high enough the back comes up to...... makes for easy tire rotations!!! :lol:
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Post by chrono_killa » Sat Feb 24, 2007 8:25 pm

where r the pinch welds found
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Post by vielecustoms » Sat Feb 24, 2007 8:37 pm

right under the side (under the door... etc) it is a metal piece that sticks down a little. I think near the front and back (jack points) have little bumps.
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Post by Lackof » Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:06 pm

chrono_killa wrote:where r the pinch welds found
Skill wrote:...

there is jack slots underneath the side of the car just right behind the wheel, the metal lip. ...

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Post by suzq044 » Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:52 pm

... thats a very dirty question .. [sorry i couldnt resist]

i havent found a reason to jack mine up yet :)
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Post by chrono_killa » Sat Feb 24, 2007 11:57 pm

ohh i see now, im not usin those to jack on they are getting messed up badly, ill just use the L-shape piece
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Post by Tyler » Sun Feb 25, 2007 12:57 pm

This should be a sticky or something. Im good now tho, so thanks for the help fellas.

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Post by plymouth_neon_1998 » Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:15 pm

I have just enough clearance to use a cut-to-size piece of lumber in the back when jacking up at the rear crossmember.

If I remember right, it is a piece of scrap 2x10 from when I was repairing a floor joist. I recall also using a piece of 4x4 post cut to size, but the clearance with the jack I had was fairly close.

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Post by pakman296 » Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:38 am

Is it safe to jack the front up from the front radiator support? Its the only place my jack can fit under.
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Post by NinjaneonTurtle » Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:57 am

pakman296 wrote:Is it safe to jack the front up from the front radiator support? Its the only place my jack can fit under.
you can try jacking up on the front engine mount, where that heavy ass weight is bolted onto the front. that point is usually the strongest but use a piece of scrap lumber on the jack too.
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Post by 2.Slo » Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:09 pm

krat0s wrote:The frame...It's like a foot in and 3 inches back from the wheel, either left or right side.

ALWAYS USE JACK STANDS.
i never use jack stands unless the cars going to be jacked up for more a day and a half or so..

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