Volvo Coupes/Sedans/Wagons 1970-1989 Repair Guide

JACKING

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See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4

When raising the car with a floor jack, position the jack under the crossmember at the front of the car or under the differential case of the rear axle at the rear. When jacking at the front of the car, do not position the jack under the gravel shield or the engine oil pan, or you will damage these components.

If jacking the car on an incline or high up to a steep angle, block the opposing wheels to prevent the car from rolling.

NEVER crawl under a car supported only by a floor jack; use jackstands. Do not position the jackstands under lower control arms or other slanted surfaces as they might slip and allow the car to fall. The jackstands can be placed beneath the rear axle tubes at the rear of the car, and beneath the reinforced areas of the rocker panels or front frame members. The car's weight should push vertically (downward) on the stands; the stands should be on a level and solid base.


CAUTION
Never use the tire changing jack to support the car when working underneath it. The car may fall, resulting in serious injury or death.



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Fig. Fig. 1: The crossmember at the front of the car allows both front wheels to be evenly lifted at once-don't forget to engage the parking brake and block the rear wheels before proceeding



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Fig. Fig. 2: Center the floor jack under the rear differential to evenly lift the rear wheels-don't forget to block the front wheels before proceeding



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Fig. Fig. 3: Use jackstands in an approved location such as under the reinforced area of the rocker panel-if the panels are severely rusted or damaged, find a sturdier place for the jackstands



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Fig. Fig. 4: The rear of the rocker panel is also reinforced to allow jackstands to safely support the vehicle

 
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