Honda Civic/Del Sol 1996-2000

JACKING

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Your vehicle was supplied with a jack for emergency road repairs. This jack is fine for changing a flat tire or other short term procedures not requiring you to go beneath the vehicle. If it is used in an emergency, carefully follow the instructions provided either with the jack or in the owner's manual. Do not attempt to use the jack on any portions of the vehicle other than those specified by the vehicle manufacturer. Always block the diagonally opposite wheel when using a jack.



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Fig. Using the vehicle's combination jack crank/lug nut tool, loosen, but do not remove the lug nuts with the wheel still on the ground



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Fig. When utilizing the vehicle's emergency jack, always make sure it is properly positioned under the pointed location at each corner pinch weld



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Fig. Always make sure that the vehicle is parked on a level surface with the emergency brake applied when utilizing the emergency jack



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Fig. Rear jacking point



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Fig. Front jacking point



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Fig. Jackstand locations-Rear



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Fig. Jackstand locations-Front



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Fig. The tire is accessible from the trunk



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Fig. Once the vehicle has been lifted, remove the lug nuts



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Fig. Remove the wheel cover



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Fig. View of the rear of the wheel cover. Please note that the lug nuts do hold the wheel cover on.



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Fig. Remove the wheel from the hub once the lugs have been removed

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

Whenever working under the vehicle, safely support it on jackstands or ramps. Never use cinder blocks or stacks of wood to support the vehicle, even if only going underneath the vehicle for a few minutes. Never crawl under the vehicle when it is supported only by a jack, whether the jack is the emergency tire changing jack or other floor jack.

Always position a block of wood or small rubber pad on top of the jack or jackstand to protect the lifting point's finish when lifting or supporting the vehicle.

Small hydraulic, screw, or scissors jacks are satisfactory for raising the vehicle. Drive-on trestles or ramps are also a handy and safe way to both raise and support the vehicle. Be careful though, some ramps may be too steep to drive the vehicle onto without scraping the front bottom panels. Never support the vehicle beneath any suspension member (unless specifically instructed to do so by a repair manual) or by an underbody panel.

 
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