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Potentially Dangerous
Injury may result if this procedure is not followed properly. Use caution and follow all warnings.
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Introduction

To lift the car, use a Hydraulic Jack. Keeping a car propped up for long periods may cause harm to the car. For safety, use Jacks stands so the car will not fall while you work.

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Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/2: Place the Hydraulic Jack beneath the jack point. Image 2/2: Pump the lever on the [http://www.amazon.com/Powerzone-380044-Aluminum-Steel-Garage/dp/B003UM7B98/ref=sr_1_3?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1356889069&sr=1-3&keywords=hydraulic+jack&tag=ifixitam-20|Hydraulic Jack], up and down, until the jack makes contact with the jack point. (Adjust the placement if necessary).
  • Identify the jack point, located directly underneath your car, in the center portion between the front two wheels.

  • Place the Hydraulic Jack beneath the jack point.

  • Pump the lever on the Hydraulic Jack, up and down, until the jack makes contact with the jack point. (Adjust the placement if necessary).

  • Continue pumping the lever until the wheels are two inches off the ground.

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Image 1/2: Clear the area underneath the car of people or debris. Make sure the jack stands are properly supporting the car. Image 2/2: Slowly rotate the Hydraulic Jack counter-clockwise to lower it. (Half a turn should be enough.)
  • Identify the jack points located behind each front tire. Place a Jack Stand underneath both jack points.

  • Clear the area underneath the car of people or debris. Make sure the jack stands are properly supporting the car.

  • Slowly rotate the Hydraulic Jack counter-clockwise to lower it. (Half a turn should be enough.)

  • After fully lowering the Hydraulic Jack, remove it from underneath your car.

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Conclusion

To remove jack stands, follow guide in reverse order, remembering that lowering and raising the Pneumatic Jack require different actions.

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