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Old 17-08-2006   #1
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Question Jacking point

Hello all,

I've managed to damage my stilo jack and it is now not useable

i have a trolley jack but when looking underneath couldn't see anywhere that looked large or strong enough to support the trolley jack head, any ideas?

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Re: Jacking point

There probably are places where you can use a trolley jack, e.g. square reinforced sections, or possibly the saddle-clamps for the suspension control arms...

...BUT the safest advice would be to use the same locations as the standard jack uses... do this by cutting a groove in a block of wood so that the block fits under the sill in the same place as the standard jack, and then the block sits nicely on the trolley jack. (At least, I think my standard jack fits under the sill... I haven't used it!)

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Re: Jacking point

If look under the Stilo you'll notice 4 points that accept the arms from a single point lift (4 x approx. 4 cm holes just inside of each wheel arch).

I use these for axle stands and the like.

Personally, I wouldn't recommend trying to use the standard lifting points without the original jack. You could easily do a fair bit of damage to the Stilo if it slipped (obviously you shouldn’t get under the car without axle stands in place)
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Re: Jacking point

Thanks Argonaught!

What is sometimes a bit tricky with any car is when you want to use axle stands under the strong points, as suggested... but then, that doesn't leave you anywhere to jack up the car...

The problem would be solved if there was some kind of very-compact axle stand that turned into a hydraulic bottle jack, to raise the car.

In the meantime we still have to use the sills or other places to raise the car, so that the axle stands can support it once raised... of course, I haven't even jacked up my Stilo at all yet, so that's why I have a particular interest in this thread

I only replied since I noticed that Neil hadn't gained any replies in five days, and it sounded an easy enough question if it was like my Uno (which it probably isn't )

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