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Can I use the front crossmember to raise the vehicle?

 
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Old 17 May 2012, 10:09 pm
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Default Can I use the front crossmember to raise the vehicle?

I looked at the door diagram and the official lift points are right next to the tires? It's kind of awkward to raise one side and then the other. I wonder, can I use the front crossmember to raise the car and the lower it into the jack stands? Can i use the crossmember to raise the car at all?
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Old 18 May 2012, 07:39 am
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Old 18 May 2012, 12:55 pm
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Default Re: Can I use the front crossmember to raise the vehicle?

Thanks for the answer. This is how I've done it in other cars, but I was told by a friend with a PT that the manual(not original owner and the manual didn't come with the car) stated that it was not okay to use the crossmember to lift the car.
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Old 18 May 2012, 04:35 pm
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Default Re: Can I use the front crossmember to raise the vehicle?

As long as you get to the cross member behind the engine. The front cross is only a radiator support.
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Old 18 May 2012, 08:33 pm
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Default Re: Can I use the front crossmember to raise the vehicle?

I use the pinch welds on the under sides all the time since i lowered mine so low. One of the strongest parts of the body and can lift the whole side at a time.
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Old 18 May 2012, 11:27 pm
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Default Re: Can I use the front crossmember to raise the vehicle?

My boss lifted a Nova (20 years ago ...) by the sills, when it was about 4ft up, the ENTIRE RIGHT SUB FRAME LET LOOSE, there was an engine / trans hanging down!
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