Mazda B-Series 1998-06

Jacking

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Fig. Tire inflation sticker located on the driver side door



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Fig. The tire jack is located on the outer side of the base of the front passenger seat behind a plastic cover secured by two wing fasteners



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Fig. After removing the cover, you will find the jack (1) neatly stored along with the lug wrench (2) and two-piece cranking tool (3)-MPV



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Fig. Remove the cap for access to the spare tire carrier clamp bolt by pushing the tab of the cap inward and lifting out



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Fig. Rotate the bolt counterclockwise with the lug wrench, until the spare tire carrier can be unhooked



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Fig. Unhook the spare tire carrier (A) from the clamp (B), then let the carrier down slowly and gently



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Fig. Jack positioning under the body pinchwelds (MPV)-2WD models; support the vehicle with jackstands placed at the same locations



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Fig. Jack positioning under the body pinchwelds (MPV)-4WD models; support the vehicle with jackstands placed at the same locations



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Fig. Lift the front by positioning the jack under the lower front shock absorber mount-1994-97 B Series Pick-up and Navajo



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Fig. Lift the rear by positioning the jack under the rear spring mount-B Series Pick-up and Navajo

It is very important to be careful about running the engine, on vehicles equipped with limited slip differentials, while the vehicle is up on a jack. This is because if the drive train is engaged, power is transmitted to the wheel with the best traction and the vehicle will drive off the jack, resulting in possible damage or injury.

To raise your Mazda with the jack supplied, refer to the accompanying illustrations. Do not lift the vehicle by the front bumper.

Jack the vehicle from under the differential/axle, body pinchwelds (MPV only), front lower control arms (1998 B Series Pick-up) or frame/crossmember. Be sure and block the diagonally opposite wheel to prevent the vehicle from moving. Place jackstands under the vehicle at the points illustrated when you are going to work under the vehicle.


CAUTION
On models equipped with an under chassis mounted spare tire, remove the tire, wheel or tire carrier from the vehicle before it is placed in a high lift position in order to avoid sudden weight release from the chassis.

When supporting the vehicle on jackstands, position them under the front pinch welds just behind the front wheels (MPV) or the frame rail/bracket close to the front, behind each front wheel (B Series Pick-up and Navajo). The rear jackstands should be placed under the rear pinch welds just ahead of the rear wheels (MPV), both rear spring shackles (1994-97 B Series Pick-up and Navajo) and rear section of each frame rail (1998 B Series Pick-up). Be careful not to touch the rear shock absorber mounting brackets.


CAUTION
The jack supplied with your vehicle was meant for changing tires. It was not meant to support the vehicle while you work under it. Whenever it is necessary to get under the vehicle to perform service operations, be sure that it is adequately supported on jackstands.

 
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