Hyundai Coupes/Sedans 1994-1998 Repair Guide



See Figures 1 through 5

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 situation, carefully follow the instructions provided either with the jack or in your owner's manual. Do not attempt to use the jack on any portions of the vehicle other than specified by the vehicle manufacturer. Always block the diagonally opposite wheel when using a jack.

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Fig. Fig. 1: Hyundai's recommended frame rail and suspension lifting points

Always raise a vehicle from the approved points on the chassis. Be sure to block the diagonally opposite wheel. Place jackstands under the vehicles at the points mentioned or directly under the frame when you are going to work under the vehicle.

With the exception of a hoist, the most convenient way of raising the vehicle is the use of a garage or floor jack. You may use the floor jack at any of the points illustrated.

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.

Never work or even reach under a vehicle that is not properly supported. The few minutes it takes to position a set of jackstands are precious little to ask to protect your life.

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

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Fig. Fig. 2: Raise the front of the vehicle with a floor jack beneath the crossmember ...

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Fig. Fig. 3: ... and secure the vehicle with jackstands beneath the jacking/support points, behind the front wheels

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Fig. Fig. 4: Raise the rear of the vehicle with a floor jack beneath the rear frame support ...

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Fig. Fig. 5: ... and support it with jackstands positioned under the frame rails

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 your vehicle onto without scraping the front bottom panels. Never support the vehicle on any suspension member (unless specifically instructed to do so by a repair guide) or by an underbody panel.