Mitsubishi Car 1999-05

Jacking

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Fig. The easiest and most accessible place to place the jack when raising the rear of the vehicle is on the drip rail



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Fig. Place the jackstands also on the drip rail to support the rear of the vehicle once it is raised to the working position



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Fig. The most practical place to place the jack to raise the front of the vehicle is under the front subframe



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Fig. Place the jackstands also on the subframe to support the front of the vehicle once it is raised to the working position



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Fig. All models covered herein are equipped with lift points on the mid-crossmember in the front and on a bracket on the floorpan in the rear

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. 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.

A more convenient way of jacking is the use of a garage or floor jack. You may use the floor jack to raise the front of the vehicle by placing it under the front subframe. The rear of the vehicle is most easily raised by using the lift points on the drip rail. All models are equipped with lift points located on the mid- crossmember in the front and a bracket located on the floorpan underneath the trunk.

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 floorpan or bodywork; the metal will deform.

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.


NOTE
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 by any suspension member (unless specifically instructed to do so).

Jacking Precautions



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.
 
When the drive wheels are to remain on the ground, leave the vehicle in gear to help prevent it from rolling.
 
Always use jackstands to support the vehicle when you are working underneath. Place the stands beneath the vehicle's jacking brackets. Before climbing underneath, rock the vehicle a bit to make sure it is firmly supported.
 

 
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