Chrysler Full-Size Vans 1989-1998 Repair Guide

Jacking Precautions

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The following safety points cannot be overemphasized:



Always block the opposite wheel or wheels to keep the vehicle from rolling off the jack.
 
When raising the front of the vehicle, firmly apply the parking brake.
 
When the drive wheels are to remain on the ground, leave the vehicle in gear to help prevent it from rolling.
 
Always use jackstands to support the vehicle when you are working underneath. Place the stands beneath the vehicle's jacking brackets. Before climbing underneath, rock the vehicle a bit to make sure it is firmly supported.
 



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Fig. Fig. 1: Jack up the rear of the vehicle by the bottom of the differential housing



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Fig. Fig. 2: After jacking, support the rear of the vehicle by placing jackstands at the ends of the axle housing



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Fig. Fig. 3: Jack up the front of the vehicle beneath the front crossmember. Try to get the jack as close to the center as possible



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Fig. Fig. 4: After raising the front of the vehicle, place jackstands beneath the front lower control arms

 
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