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Old 01-26-2014, 03:09 PM   #1
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How can I jack my ford focus from the rear?

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I am trying to replace my fuel pump assembly, and I was wondering how would I jack my car from the rear? Where do I have to put the jack so I can lift the car at once, and put jack stands. I know its a very stupid question, but I wanna be safe. I usually use ramps to jack my car up, or jack one side at a time...please guide me with this


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I usually go under the subframe and lift the whole thing.

Just be sure you don't go too far forward and crush the Charcoal Canister. A 2x4 on the jack side to side will help keep you away from the canister.
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I usually go under the subframe and lift the whole thing.

Just be sure you don't go too far forward and crush the Charcoal Canister. A 2x4 on the jack side to side will help keep you away from the canister.
what do you mean by "A 2x4 on the jack side to side"...
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Lengthwise, wheel to wheel direction.

As opposed to front to back direction.
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So put the jack under the subframe, and start jacking it up. Then, place jack stands and drop the car, so it sits at a centered position. correct?
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You'd want the jack stand near the outside edges of the car. That way you can get under without obstruction from the rear.
So put the along the frame rails near the rear, ahead of the rear wheels.

Not sure how nice of stands you have though. Some cheap ones just don't fit well anywhere.

Found a pic that illustrates well:

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You'd want the jack stand near the outside edges of the car. That way you can get under without obstruction from the rear.
So put the along the frame rails near the rear, ahead of the rear wheels.

Not sure how nice of stands you have though. Some cheap ones just don't fit well anywhere.

Found a pic that illustrates well:

So in summary, jack car from rear subframe, and the put jack stands on the sides...from the aluminum frame of each side...correct?
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got it...thanks for all your help, just wanted to make sure...
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You'll be good.

For about 30 minutes.
I expect more once you get the fuel tank stuff.
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