This. :?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.
Awesome thanks...going to do the rear shocks this weekend and this helps a lot.doru said:So here is a small vid that clears things up.
whew- I grew up ice skating and hockey sticks and pucks were all aroundwas98strat said:you can also get some additional lifting (and scuff prevention) but using a hockey puck between the lifting head and your lifting point!
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.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
Not without a two or 4 point lift. With a floor jack just lift one side at a time. No big deal.Escape94 said:Is there a spot on the front of the escape that you can lift if to get both wheels in the air?
Lift one, place standEscape94 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 doneEscape94 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.
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.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.