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For lifting a vehicle with equipment other than original equipment jack, various lift points have been established and are recommended.
When jacking a vehicle at the frame side rails or other established lift points, be certain that lift pads do not contact the catalytic converter, brake pipes or cables or fuel pipes/hoses. Such contact may result in damage or unsatisfactory vehicle performance.
The center line of gravity on front wheel drive vehicles is further forward than on rear wheel drive vehicles. Therefore, whenever removing major components from the rear of a front wheel drive vehicle supported on a hoist, it is mandatory to support the vehicle in such a way that reduces the likelihood of the vehicle tipping forward.
When supporting a vehicle with jackstands, the supports should be placed under the body side rail pinch welds or a similar strong, stable structure.