Volkswagen Cars 2000-05

Jacking & Hoisting

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Your car is equipped with a single post, crank handle jack which fits the jacking points behind the front wheel and in front of the rear wheel. These are marked with triangular sections that are stamped into the lower rocker panel of the of the body sheet metal. NEVER use the tire changing jack for anything other than that. Always chock the wheels when changing a tire or working beneath the car. It cannot be overemphasized. CLIMBING UNDER A CAR SUPPORTED BY JUST THE JACK IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS!

Temporarily place removed tire/wheel assemblies under the vehicle as a measure of safety.

NEVER place any part of your body between a jack stand, jack or removed components and the under body of a vehicle. If adjusting jack stand height or moving a jack, work from the side to avoid the risk of physical harm.

A jack can be safely placed just forward of or behind the same jacking points used by the tire changing jack. Place the jack on the rocker panel or on the seam, not inside the seam on the floor pan. Lift the car there and fit the jackstand at the normal jacking point.

Your car is equipped with a single post, crank handle jack which fits the jacking points behind the front wheel and in front of the rear wheel. These are marked with triangular sections of the body stamping. Never use the tire changing jack for anything other than that. Always chock the wheels when changing a tire or working beneath the car. It cannot be overemphasized. CLIMBING UNDER A CAR SUPPORTED BY JUST THE JACK IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS!

A jack can be safely placed just forward of or behind the same jacking points used by the tire changing jack. Place the jack on the rocker panel or on the seam, not inside the seam on the floor pan. Lift the car there and fit the jackstand at the normal jacking point.



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Fig. Wooden support block



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Fig. Pinch weld properly supported in the wooden support block


WARNING
The pinch weld is not very sturdy and will bend if the vehicle is improperly lifted by it.

  1. Obtain a block of wood that is at least two inches wide by two inches tall by six inches long (2"x 2"x 6") .
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  3. Cut a groove the full length of the wooden block that is at least 3 / 8 inch (1 cm) wide and 1 / 2 inch (1.27 cm) deep.
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  5. Position the pinch weld in the support block.
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  7. Place a jack under the wooden block. This will prevent any damage to the vehicle's frame upon lifting.
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