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Re: Floor Jack Lift Points

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I would bet that someone else at some point serviced the vehicle and removed the tire and applied the incorrect torque. You went by the book by originally hand tightening with the torque wrench.
The only service I had done was at the dealer about a month ago for the 2 recalls and a couple of TSB's. But none of them would require a wheel to be pulled. But who knows, the vehicle was out of my sight so maybe the tech thought he would check for wear on the disc brake pads. But with only 4,600 miles on the vehicle, I doubt they would waste the time to do that.
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Re: Floor Jack Lift Points

Interesting thread!

So if I'm, let's say, jacking the rear passenger side, where would I place a jack stand once I have it high enough?
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Re: Floor Jack Lift Points

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Interesting thread!

So if I'm, let's say, jacking the rear passenger side, where would I place a jack stand once I have it high enough?
I would rely on straddling the pinch weld since it is used by the factory jack for changing a flat. I would also leave the jack in place and gently lower the GC until it somewhat rested on the jack stand.
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Re: Floor Jack Lift Points

For those of you with the HF floor 3 ton jack, how did you approach the pinch weld topic? I have seen a few comments of members who used this jack on their WK2s so I figured you guys could provide some guidance....


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Re: Floor Jack Lift Points

Hey Gang,

Wanted to resurrect this. The WK2s have been on the road over 4 years. All of us wrench turners have needed to rotate the tires by now. What is the best method to floor jack and support the vehicle – other than one wheel at a time?

· Has anyone tried Yadkin’s method of jacking the front and/or back from the transverse frame members in front and back? Pros? Cons? Any damage?
· Are others jacking up the entire driver/passenger side via the pinch weld? Pros? Cons? Any damage?
· Are there any other methods?

All I want to do is lift and secure the vehicle to access 2 wheels at a time; both front wheels or both wheels on one side. I don’t want to spend all day rotating 4 tires. Things were much simpler with the live (solid) axles in front and back.

Thanks for letting the group know what is working, what is not and what should be avoided.
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Re: Floor Jack Lift Points

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Hey Gang,

Wanted to resurrect this. The WK2s have been on the road over 4 years. All of us wrench turners have needed to rotate the tires by now. What is the best method to floor jack and support the vehicle – other than one wheel at a time?

· Has anyone tried Yadkin’s method of jacking the front and/or back from the transverse frame members in front and back? Pros? Cons? Any damage?
· Are others jacking up the entire driver/passenger side via the pinch weld? Pros? Cons? Any damage?
· Are there any other methods?

Thanks for letting the group know what is working, what is not and what should be avoided.



I use 2 jacks and I think 2 stands. It isn't fun, but works. I do it not often enough when rotating that I forget the exact process, but I personally start with a jack at the front driver side jack point, I think I put a stand under there somewhere, then jacked the passenger rear at jack point, removed the driver front and pass rear, put the driver front on pass rear, dropped pass rear, then elevated pass front, removed wheel, put on pass rear to pass front, then had to slightly raise driver rear using jack on what I think is the lower control arm, raising it just enough to get the wheel off and on. Driver rear to driver front, and pass front to driver rear, then lower rear wheel, then fronts.

Honestly, I really can't remember the exact steps, but two jacks and two stands does it and it was obvious to me once I get started. I have used the spare as a temp to use only one jack but that took longer.

I agree with someone's question about rear jacking, there's nowhere to put a jack stand if you jack the car using the jack spot, that's why I was forced to raise the wheel some, as I had partially lifted it from the front being lifted.

This way was less than 1 hr.

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Re: Floor Jack Lift Points

Just to keep this thread alive and hopefully get some resolution to the issue...

I have a two post lift in my garage and was going to put the GC up and install mudflaps and rotate the tires but ran into the issues that everyone else had.

I was able to get the rears under the arms without problems. I also saw the front pinch welds that look like there is a third piece of metal in the area to be lifted that is about 4 inches long BUT... On the drivers side there is a plastic strip that is honeycombed that is actually about 1/2" lower than the bottom of the pinch weld on that side that would not allow me to use the arm on my lift without contacting it and possibly cracking/breaking it so I gave up....

I'm taking the GC back to the dealer on Tuesday for a recall and will try and get the mechanic to show me what he does and report back...
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Re: Floor Jack Lift Points

I dropped my GC off this am and had an opportunity to ask the mechanic what they do.
He showed me a pair of something like these...

http://www.amazon.com/Pinch-Weld-Uni...h+weld+adapter

I have gone ahead and ordered them. Will report once I get a chance to try them out...
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My hydraulic jack has a magnetic base so I ordered this one. I"ll be trying it out this weekend.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Yep there are several versions.I hope they work as good as the dealers ones...
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Re: Floor Jack Lift Points

Not much chop when you have mopar rock rails fitted
No pinch welds to locate jack
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Re: Floor Jack Lift Points

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