Honda Accord/Prelude 1984-1995 Repair Guide

JACKING

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See Figures 1, 2 and 3

Your Honda comes equipped with a scissors jack. This jack is fine for changing a flat tire or other operations not requiring you to go beneath the vehicle. There are four lifting points where this jack may be used: one behind each front wheel well and one in front of each rear wheel well in reinforced sheet metal brackets beneath the rocker panels.

A more convenient way of jacking is the use of a garage or floor jack. You may use the floor jack beneath any of the four scissors jacking points or you can raise the entire front of the vehicle using the front crossmember. The rear of the vehicle may be jacked beneath the center of the rear axle beam or reinforced lift point.

Never place the jack under the radiator, engine or transmission components. Severe and expensive damage will result when the jack is raised. Additionally, never jack under the floorpan or bodywork; the metal will deform.



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Fig. Fig. 1: The front of the vehicle can be raised using the front crossmember



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Fig. Fig. 2: The rear of the vehicle can be raised from the rear axle beam or from the reinforced lift point



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Fig. Fig. 3: Jackstands may be placed between the notches on the rocker panels

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.
 
Always use jack stands to support the vehicle when you are working underneath. Place the stands beneath the scissors jacking brackets. Before climbing underneath, rock the vehicle a bit to make sure it is firmly supported.
 

If you are going to have your Honda serviced on a garage hoist, make sure the four hoist platform pads are placed beneath the scissors jacking brackets. These brackets are reinforced and will support the weight of the entire vehicle.

 
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