Nissan 240SX/Altima 1993-1998 Repair Guide

JACKING

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Fig. Fig. 1: Use of the proper attachments is necessary to avoid damage to the sill when lifting the vehicle



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Fig. Fig. 2: To prevent the pinch welds from being damaged when raising the vehicle, adapters can be made from 4 in. x 4 in. pieces of lumber



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Fig. Fig. 3: Place the floor jack as illustrated when lifting the vehicle from the front



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Fig. Fig. 4: Place the jackstands as illustrated when supporting the vehicle from the front. Always use jackstands when working under the vehicle



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Fig. Fig. 5: Place the floor jack as illustrated when lifting the vehicle from the rear



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Fig. Fig. 6: Place the jackstands as illustrated when supporting the vehicle from the rear. Always use jackstands when working under the vehicle

Your vehicle was supplied with a jack for emergency road repairs. This jack is fine for changing a flat tire, or for 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 guide. 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.

A more convenient way of jacking is the use of a garage or floor jack. You may use the floor jack at the illustrated points on the chassis of the vehicle. Bear in mind that using a jack beneath the sills of the vehicle without using the proper attachment will damage the welds.

Never place the jack under the radiator, engine or transmission/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.

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 by a repair guide) or by an underbody panel.

 
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