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Old 15 Oct 2004, 04:41 pm
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I know the points that Chrysler says for hoisting the Pt...Ther is a diagram inside the passenger side door. But looking at the four areas they reccomend it seems that the flat area metal is very thin. when you tap it with your fingers there does not seem to be any reenforced metal just this sheet metal...also no rubber pad for it...like my caravan has. I dont want to damage the PT with a floor jack. Can you please tell me where you are lifing your PT at. I do have the Rhino Ramps but I need to rotate the tires so I have to lift it off the ground. Thanks for all of your help....
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Just looked under mine. The points where they tell you to use the jack are double layers and can take the floor jack without a problem. I used floor jacks over 20 times (every 3,000 miles for oil changes) and there's no damage done to the jacking points.
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Old 15 Oct 2004, 05:48 pm
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Just rotated tires on wifes car.Look for the little triangles.
behind the front tires it's a ways under there. On the back
it's right in front of the rear tire. You will see a little triangle.
Hope this helps.Just a thought rotate front to rear,don't
criss cross. If you have the bad for a years.They don't like to
be criss crossed.Hope this makes sence.
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Like Jimbo said, the front points are a ways in. I put a piece of red reflective tape at each triangle/jacking point so they would be easy to find should I need to do an emergency tire change on the highway.
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Thanks for your help...by the way i have hydro edge tires on it so all i can do is rotate front to back...when you use the floor jack are you using any flat piece of wood or rubber on the lift point on the jack . My jack is not smooth and flat it is round with three lifted areas on it.
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Thanks for your help...by the way i have hydro edge tires on it so all i can do is rotate front to back...when you use the floor jack are you using any flat piece of wood or rubber on the lift point on the jack . My jack is not smooth and flat it is round with three lifted areas on it.
I have the same type of jack, I didn't use any wood or
rubber,but it's a good idea though.I had no problems without
it.
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Jimbo,
I crawled under my car and saw the little triangle cut outs. The front one you mention is about 1 foot to the middle of the car, behind the front wheel. I looked on my CD and it shows the flat spot under the rocker panel and metal does seem very thin but it must be reinforced. I tried to copy the diagram and paste, but with no luck.I'd like to be in the correct spot doesn't seem the correct place to then put jack stands?
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Jimbo,
I crawled under my car and saw the little triangle cut outs. The front one you mention is about 1 foot to the middle of the car, behind the front wheel. I looked on my CD and it shows the flat spot under the rocker panel and metal does seem very thin but it must be reinforced. I tried to copy the diagram and paste, but with no luck.I'd like to be in the correct spot doesn't seem the correct place to then put jack stands?
Gonz, I got that from my owners manuel, seems weird to me also
because it's way under there,but it seems to work.
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Thanks for your help...by the way i have hydro edge tires on it so all i can do is rotate front to back...when you use the floor jack are you using any flat piece of wood or rubber on the lift point on the jack . My jack is not smooth and flat it is round with three lifted areas on it.
I cut a piece of inner tube and put that over jack head - has held up well. Probably doesn't matter.
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