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Old 01-06-2009, 1:54 PM   #1
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Floor jack lifting points

Looks like the search is down, because I cannot pull up any search term with it.

In any case, I need to lift the front/rear ends of a 01 3.2TL. Are there designated lift points that I can use with a floor jack to lift the whole front or rear end of the car up?

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i use the tow hooks for the rear and sometimes front. will the jack points on the sides not work for you?
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Feel under the sides of your car for "tabs". They hang down about 1 inch. They clear the body kit (if you have one... )
[Or, they could be like mine and be bent over and pointless now *tear*. In which case you need a block of 2x4 to space it out.]
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i use the tow hooks for the rear and sometimes front. will the jack points on the sides not work for you?
I can't get a normal jack under the front or the sides
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^^i can't either - had to get a low profile jack after the drop.
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^^i can't either - had to get a low profile jack after the drop.
How much was yours? Link?
Someone suggested one to me and it was $179
It would be nice to not have to drive up on wood to get my jack underneath.
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i think i paid between $100 - $125 at northern tool (check online also).

here is a pic of the one I got:

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it must have been on sale - here's a link at $129:

http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/w...3500_200313500
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thanks for the replies, all. On other cars I typically I lift the entire front from a central jacking point, and then slip the jack stands under those "lips" just rear of the front tires.

This is the most stable way to keep the front of the car off the ground evenly. Does the TL have such a central lift point up front?
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thanks for the replies, all. On other cars I typically I lift the entire front from a central jacking point, and then slip the jack stands under those "lips" just rear of the front tires.

This is the most stable way to keep the front of the car off the ground evenly. Does the TL have such a central lift point up front?
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i use the tow hooks for the rear and sometimes front. will the jack points on the sides not work for you?
use the tow hook up front to raise it up, then slide the jackstands under the sides or wherever you need them.
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^^^thats what i do too.

except add a step where i have to drive up on blocks of concrete so the jack fits.
i'm ok w/doing that rather than spending 150 on a low pro jack.
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use the tow hook up front to raise it up, then slide the jackstands under the sides or wherever you need them.
I sure did! I am losing my mind today

Thanks, I'll check it out. On lighter cars like Civics and my older Accord, etc, I am less concerned about lifting from the towhook. I'll try that out. I'm doing some work on a neighbor's car which is the reason I was asking ahead of time. Thanks for the help!

Any ideas why the search here is acting up?
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search has been messed up ever since the conversion and upgrade of the software.

i've used that tow hook to raise the entire car (front and back with jackstands on the sides for stability) for hours without any issues. good luck!
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There is one jacking point under the front end of the car, between the two wheels. You'll see a little bump there where you can lift from. Other than that, there are two mounting tabs on each side, one near the front wheel and one near the back wheel.

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i use the tow hooks for the rear and sometimes front. will the jack points on the sides not work for you?
Be careful when using the rear tow hook, if the jack ever slips or the metal somehow bends there, you can puncture your gas tank.

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Feel under the sides of your car for "tabs". They hang down about 1 inch. They clear the body kit (if you have one... )
[Or, they could be like mine and be bent over and pointless now *tear*. In which case you need a block of 2x4 to space it out.]

I can't get a normal jack under the front or the sides
If you can get your car onto a lift you can actually hammer the tabs back into the correct position. I had to do that twice already.
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The Helms service manual for the CL has an illustration that designates the center of the front cross member ('...front jacking bracket...') as the floor jack support point.

If you literally go to the front middle of the car and follow the center line (underneath) back slightly, you will see a 'bulge' in the cross member. It has a hole present for drainage. You will see it easily, that is the 'front jacking bracket' for a floor jack.

http://www.acuraoemparts.com/delray/...All&vinsrch=no

At the #11 in this link.

If I did not suck at the interweb I would post the actual manual diagram.
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Be careful when using the rear tow hook, if the jack ever slips or the metal somehow bends there, you can puncture your gas tank.
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How are you going to puncture the gas tank from there??? The gas tank is under the rear seat. If it were to come off the rear hook it would only dent the spare tire well.
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get a ramp...i've got one from schucks for less than $40...
it's designed to work with lowered cars and it supports up 8,000 lbs
it's safe and cheaper way to go...
you can ask them for clearance of the ramps if you are lowered...
but i don't know how high you want it to be...i only got it for oil changes...
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How are you going to puncture the gas tank from there??? The gas tank is under the rear seat. If it were to come off the rear hook it would only dent the spare tire well.
Freak accidents can happen. I'm just saying, be careful lifting from a point that wasn't necessarily designed to do so
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Freak accidents can happen. I'm just saying, be careful lifting from a point that wasn't necessarily designed to do so

So you're saying the Rear Tow hook is not designed to be a lift point on the 2G, even though it *is* a lift point on the 3G? Why would they do that?


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OP - Floor Jack points on the 2G are the same. I know, I've got one of each.
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Freak accidents can happen. I'm just saying, be careful lifting from a point that wasn't necessarily designed to do so
Its a designed lift point. (though any one using a jack with a 1.5" lifting pad is just asking for trouble)

Oh and it would have to be more than a freak accident to fall off and hit the gas tank.
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Its a designed lift point. (though any one using a jack with a 1.5" lifting pad is just asking for trouble)

Oh and it would have to be more than a freak accident to fall off and hit the gas tank.
Well ya learn something new every day! I didn't know it was a designed lift point. Thanks for the correction Kris.
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Well ya learn something new every day! I didn't know it was a designed lift point. Thanks for the correction Kris.
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Hello all....was reading this post yesterday and think this floor jack might have been referenced...just got an email from Northern and this seems like a good price...hope it's not too late to be of help...Happy new year to all......

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