Fig. Wooden support block
Fig. Pinch weld properly supported in the wooden support block
The support block and jack must be centered with the jacking location impressions stamped into the rocker panel. Non-reinforced areas of the pinch weld are not very sturdy and will bend if the vehicle is improperly lifted or supported by it.
Obtain a block of wood that is at least two inches wide by two inches tall by six inches long (2'x 2'x 6') .
Cut a groove the full length of the wooden block that is at least
inch (1 cm) wide and
inch (1.27 cm) deep.
Position the pinch weld in the support block.
Place a jack under the wooden block. This will prevent any damage to the vehicles frame upon lifting.
Reinforced Floor PanFront
Lift the vehicle with a hydraulic floor jack by placing the jack pad on the reinforced floor pan just behind the front tire.
Damage will occur if you lift the vehicle by an non-reinforced area of the pinch weld.
Fig. Lifting using a suitable floor jack positioned under the reinforced area of the floor pan.
Fig. A jack stand can also be positioned under the reinforced section of the floor pan to support the vehicle
Fig. The vehicle can be lifted via the front sub-frame and then supported with jackstands placed under the reinforced floor pans
Fig. Use a block of wood to protect the under body of the vehicle
The rear of the vehicle can be lifted from the reinforced jack point just in front of the rear wheel. The reinforced area is marked by a small arrow in the rocker panel. A jackstand can also be placed under the rear of the car for support.
Fig. The rear of the vehicle can be lifted from the flat reinforced suspension pad just in front of the rear axle
Fig. The arrowed area is where the jackstand and the emergency jack is to be placed
Fig. The rear jack point is identified by the arrow in the rocker panel