GM Storm/Spectrum 1985-1993 Repair Guide



See Figures 1, 2 and 3

The vehicle is supplied with a scissors jack for emergency road repairs. The scissors jack may be used to raise the car via the notches on either side at the front and rear of the doors. Do not attempt to use the jack in any other places. Always block the diagonally opposite wheel when using a jack.

When using floor jacks or stands, use the side members at the front or rear, the center of the rear crossmember assembly or front of the engine support center beam (shown in the appropriate illustration as the shaded areas). Always position and block of wood on top of the jack or stand to protect the vehicle during jacking and supporting.

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Fig. Fig. 1: Jacks or jackstands may be used at the shaded areas

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Fig. Fig. 2: Using a floor jack to raise the vehicle at the engine support center beam

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Fig. Fig. 3: Jackstands should always be used to support the vehicle while work is performed

Whenever you plan to work under the car, you must support it on jackstands or ramps. Never use cinder blocks or stacks of wood to support the car, even if you're only going to be under it for a few minutes. Never crawl under the car when it is supported only by the tire-changing jack or other floor jack.

Small hydraulic, screw, or scissors jacks are satisfactory for raising the car. Drive-on trestles or ramps are also a handy and safe way to both raise and support the car. Be careful though, some ramps may be to steep to drive your Spectrum and Storm onto without scraping the front bottom plastic panels. Never support the car on any suspension member or underbody panel.