See Figures 1 through 11
The standard jack utilizes special receptacles located at the body sills to accept the scissors jack supplied with the vehicle for emergency road service. The jack supplied with the car should never be used for any service operation other than tire changing. Never get under the car while it is supported by only a jack. Always block the wheels when changing tires.
On Premier and Monaco bodies, never use the rear axle V-shaped section as a lifting point. The V-shaped section and torsion bars could be damaged by the jack. Never support the weight of the vehicle directly on the lower sill of the rocker panel. Never use the front suspension lower control arms as lifting points. The lower control arms could be damaged by the jack.
The service operations in this information often require that one end or the other, or both, of the car be raised and safely supported. The ideal method, of course, would be a hydraulic hoist. Since this is beyond both the resource and requirement of the do-it-yourselfer, a small hydraulic floor, screw or scissors jack will suffice for the procedures in this guide. Two sturdy jackstands should be acquired if you intend to work under the car at any time. An alternate method of raising the car would be drive-on ramps. These are available commercially. Be sure to block the wheels when using ramps.
When jacking the front of the Premier and Monaco vehicles, place a piece of 2 in. (5cm) by 4 in. (10cm) by 27 in. (69cm) on the hydraulic floor jack beneath the front sill. This will spread the load.
Concrete or cinder blocks are not recommended for supporting the car. They are likely to crumble if the load is not evenly distributed. Boxes and milk crates of any description must not be used to support the car!
Fig. Fig. 1: Jacking and hoisting points for the Fifth Avenue and Imperial models
Fig. Fig. 2: Jacking and hoisting points for the New Yorker and Dynasty models
Fig. Fig. 3: Jacking and hoisting points for the Spirit, Acclaim and LeBaron sedan models
Fig. Fig. 4: Jacking and hoisting points for LeBaron coupe and convertible models
Fig. Fig. 5: Jacking and hoisting points for the Daytona models
Fig. Fig. 6: Jacking and hoisting points for the Shadow and Sundance models
Fig. Fig. 7: Jacking and hoisting points for the TC by Maserati vehicles
Fig. Fig. 8: Jackstand support positions on Premier and Monaco models
Fig. Fig. 9: When using the factory equipped tire changing jack, be sure to position it under the reinforced areas ONLY
Fig. Fig. 10: When raising the vehicle, always be certain to use proper jacking points as illustrated in this section
Fig. Fig. 11: Use a floor jack to lift the vehicle, then place jackstands under the support rails