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Best place to jack rear of 100HP?

I've looked underneath as I want to change the bumpstops. I can't see a decent point from which to jack from.

Where does everyone jack from? Or do you Ll use the sill?

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Re: Best place to jack rear of 100HP?

Under no circumstances attempt to jack it using the sills; you'll likely damage them.

Read this post.

The pictures show a 500, but the hardpoints on the Panda 169 are exactly the same.

Since making that post, I've lifted both cars this way for six years without any issues.
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Quote Originally Posted by jrkitching View Post
Under no circumstances attempt to jack it using the sills; you'll likely damage them.

Read this post.

The pictures show a 500, but the hardpoints on the Panda 169 are exactly the same.

Since making that post, I've lifted both cars this way for six years without any issues.
Ah. I need a piece of wood to increase Surface area.

Should be fine then
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Re: Best place to jack rear of 100HP?

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Ah. I need a piece of wood to increase Surface area.

Should be fine then
or even better, a rubber jacking pad.
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Quote Originally Posted by jrkitching View Post
or even better, a rubber jacking pad.
That what I used to begin with but could feel an indent starting. Or maybe it was just me being concerned. There was no hole but a rubber bung in the hole it seemed
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Re: Best place to jack rear of 100HP?

I always use a hydraulic jack under the rear axle. Axlestands under the original jackpoints if needed.

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Re: Best place to jack rear of 100HP?

Quote Originally Posted by jrkitching View Post
Under no circumstances attempt to jack it using the sills; you'll likely damage them.

Read this post.

The pictures show a 500, but the hardpoints on the Panda 169 are exactly the same.

Since making that post, I've lifted both cars this way for six years without any issues.

I would normally use these for the axle stands with a blocks of wood.

Therefore you need to find somewhere else to jack from.

If I don't need it too high I use the factory jack.
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Re: Best place to jack rear of 100HP?

just jack on the sill joint, this is the standard jacking point. unless you are an animal, they wont get damaged!
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just jack on the sill joint, this is the standard jacking point. unless you are an animal, they wont get damaged!
Unfortunately that's just not true. If you jack on the sill joint, you'll likely cause some distortion of the sill.

See the picture in this post.

I once refused to take delivery of a new Panda with sill damage caused by a franchised dealer during the PDI; fortunately they had another car of identical spec in the compound.
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Re: Best place to jack rear of 100HP?

I always jack on the axle next to the spring pan or right in the middle if I want the whole back end up.
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I always jack on the axle next to the spring pan or right in the middle if I want the whole back end up.

I do this but couldn't recommend it. It very easy for it to slide off.
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Re: Best place to jack rear of 100HP?

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I do this but couldn't recommend it. It very easy for it to slide off.


Yep, I stick stands under it if I'm going underneath.
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Yep, I stick stands under it if I'm going underneath.
Yeah I reckon I'll be doing it this way. Jack it up via the axle and stick stands underneath.

Where do you stick the stands? Under the axle or either side of the rear?

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I always jack on the axle next to the spring pan or right in the middle if I want the whole back end up.
Make what you will of this, but eLearn for the 500 (which uses the same floor pan) has a specific prohibition against lifting the car on the rear beam.
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Make what you will of this, but eLearn for the 500 (which uses the same floor pan) has a specific prohibition against lifting the car on the rear beam.


I've seen that but I can't see a good reason why.
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