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Old 03-22-2005, 04:11 PM   #1
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rotating tires

For all of you that rotate your own tires i have a question. What do you use as your jack point. I was using a floor jack and it was fine for the rear, but when i got to the front i couldnt find a good spot to put the jack. The two options i can think of is to drive the car on to a couple a small blocks of wood and then i will have enough room to jack the car up. The other option i can think of is to use the spare jack. I would rather use the floor jacks as they are more stable. If anyone can help me that would be great.

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just put the jack under the lower ball joint and lift
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the problem i was having was i could get the jack to the lower ball joint but couldnt raise the handle with out hitting the side skirt
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you might need to get a smaller floor jack if you have one of those giant ones it will not work
just put it right under the ball joint and do tiny pumps with the handle i have one of those little sears ones.
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i will see if i can borrow a smaller jack. i wasnt sure if anyone had the same problem i did thanks for the help mike
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Moving to "Ford Focus & General Car Chat"....

Here you go:
Jack points / Jack-Stand locations:
Front
Rear

BTW, using the front location as shown, you can lift the entire side of the car all at once.
Another pic...>>>Clicky

IMHO, the frame is a much better location to lift the car from,
versus the lower control arms (ball joints).
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I think mine went on the ball joint there, it was a hydraulic jack and at first the handle would hit the car trying to lift it up to power the jack, so I put a big heavy screwdriver in the handle's place until I had a little more clearance.

Not sure if that's the issue you're having, but it sounds like it.
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thanks wd40 that was a huge help
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