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If I were to guess, you guessed the right door.
 

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doru said:
I have no problems lifting my other car on jackstands. However, I was never able to lift my Tribby.
I know it sounds trivial, but can someone post a step-by-step DIY (with pics) on how to place this particular car (SUV) on jackstands?
Like the whole 4 corners on jackstands.
It seems I am not the only one having difficulties with this.
This. :?

I'm going to replace the front brakes and need a picture of where/how to place a jack stand if I'm using designated jacking location with the supplied emergency jack. Thanks.
 

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Some Photos of the Factory installed lifting points direct from the owners guide.

Rear passengers side. The flouroscent orange area is where the jack pad rests on. Drivers side similiar.



Front Passengers side......Drivers side Similiar.....

 

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I have a question about raising the front end of the vehicle. There is a short, fairly beefy looking piece of U beam that is located rearward of the engine/transaxle (4 cylinder 2005 Escape) that looks sturdy enough to place the cradle of a floor jack underneath and raise up the vehicle. Does anyone know if this angle iron is structurally sound enough to use as a jacking point? I have included a photo of the prospective lift point.



http://s8.postimage.org/6nwf0uy05/Jackpoint.jpg
 

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you can also get some additional lifting (and scuff prevention) but using a hockey puck between the lifting head and your lifting point!
 

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Hey Squishy are your images for the 2003? I looked at Alldata and the 09 seems different (either that or they didnt include good enough images).
 

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have any of you really looked at the underside of your Escape-
have you thought about what you see as to what you want your jack under
2,000lb jack- would mean it could exert 2,000lbs on your flimsy unibody and possibly crush the area of contact

I always add wood between the jack & the----------- not frame as we old timers know these vehicles are way fragile
 

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was98strat said:
you can also get some additional lifting (and scuff prevention) but using a hockey puck between the lifting head and your lifting point!
whew- I grew up ice skating and hockey sticks and pucks were all around
to put one on a jack as to help in lifting a vehicle
my father would turn over in his grave with laughter
 

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2escapefmt said:
have any of you really looked at the underside of your Escape-
have you thought about what you see as to what you want your jack under
2,000lb jack- would mean it could exert 2,000lbs on your flimsy unibody and possibly crush the area of contact

I always add wood between the jack & the----------- not frame as we old timers know these vehicles are way fragile
Yeah looking would be advisable:) I ALWAYS have a piece of wood between the jack and lifting point on any vehicle, at one point Eastwood or someone had some nice rubber topped saddles for floor jacks but I havent seen them anywhere lately and that really seems the way to go.
 

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Is there a spot on the front of the escape that you can lift if to get both wheels in the air?
 

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Escape94 said:
Is there a spot on the front of the escape that you can lift if to get both wheels in the air?
Not without a two or 4 point lift. With a floor jack just lift one side at a time. No big deal.
 

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Okay I guess that'll have to to. I was able to lift the rear by the the differential to get both wheels in the air but I guess one at a time will do.
 

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Escape94 said:
Okay I guess that'll have to to. I was able to lift the rear by the the differential to get both wheels in the air but I guess one at a time will do.
Lift one, place stand

Lift other, place other stand

Both tires in the air
 

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Escape94 said:
Okay I guess that'll have to to. I was able to lift the rear by the the differential to get both wheels in the air but I guess one at a time will do.
Id lift it the same on the rear, one side at a time as that diff isnt really a good lifting point but whats done is done:)

Arnold In The Smokies
 

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Is it possible to place jack stands under the unibody lifting points? The jacking points do not seem to handle the jack stands shape very well and it does not allow the control arms removal.
 

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alex2293 said:
Is it possible to place jack stands under the unibody lifting points? The jacking points do not seem to handle the jack stands shape very well and it does not allow the control arms removal.
You could but there is a spot on the front frame rails thats better - I have a diagram from Ford that I posted on my FTP but apparently its not accessible any more here - sure would be nice if the forum would allow image posts! Let me see if I can PM it to you otherwise I could e-mail it to you.
 
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