An axle type jack is provided for emergency road service. When raising the front end of the vehicle, place the jack under the front spring, forward of the axle. When raising the rear end, place the jack under the axle next to the spring hanger.
Do not attempt to raise one side of the van with a floor jack midway between the front and rear wheels. This will result in a permanent damage to the body.
See Figures 1 through 6
Fig. Fig. 1: Raise the front end of the vehicle by jacking under the center crossmember
Fig. Fig. 2: Place the jackstand near the lower control arm pivot point, beneath the crossmember ...
Fig. Fig. 3: ... or under the front frame rail
Fig. Fig. 4: Raise the rear of the vehicle by jacking the drive axle at the spring U-bolts
Fig. Fig. 5: Place the jackstand under the axle tube ...
Fig. Fig. 6: ... or under the rear frame rail
A jack may be used under the rear axle at the spring U-bolts or under the front suspension crossmember in the reinforced area inboard and next to the lower control arm pivot.
Never use a floor jack under any part of the underbody. Do not attempt to raise one entire side of the vehicle by placing a jack midway between the front and rear wheels. This may result in permanent damage to the body!
For models supplied with a bumper jack, notches are provided in the bumper for raising the vehicle.