REINFORCED FLOOR PANFront
Fig. Lifting a 1994 VW Jetta by the reinforced floor pan
Fig. A jackstand can also be positioned under the reinforced section of the floor pan to support the vehicle
Fig. The vehicle can be lifted via the front engine cradle and then supported with jackstands placed under the reinforced floor pans
Lift the vehicle with a hydraulic floor jack by placing the jack pad on the reinforced floor pan just behind the front tire.
Damage may occur if you lift the vehicle by the pinch weld without using a grooved support block.
Fig. The rear of the vehicle can be lifted from the flat reinforced suspension pad just in front of the rear axle
Fig. The arrowed area is where the jackstand and the emergency jack is to be placed
The rear of the vehicle can be lifted from the flat reinforced suspension pad just in front of the rear axle. A jackstand can also be placed under the rear of the car for support.
Fig. Wooden support block
Fig. Pinch weld properly supported in the wooden support block
The pinch weld is not very sturdy and will bend if the vehicle is improperly lifted by it.
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") .
Cut a groove the full length of the wooden block that is at least
inch (1 cm) wide and
inch (1.27 cm) deep.
Position the pinch weld in the support block.
Place a jack under the wooden block. This will prevent any damage to the vehicle's frame upon lifting.