Unlike on other vehicles, the lifting points are on the suspension, not on the frame of the vehicle. I'd jack it up at the front, put axle stands under the front side jacking points, jack up the back and put axle stands under the rear side jacking points. When raising your vehicle with a floor jack, position the jack correctly. Once the jack is removed, the vehicle can be tested again for sturdiness. Fuse with same amperage rating, bulb with same number and wattage rating original, the engine compartment contains many mechanisms fluids that may, move suddenly, become hot, or become electrically energized. Then, as confidence and experience grow, more difficult tasks can be undertaken, with extra tools being purchased as, and when, they are needed. Lightly nudge the vehicle to make sure the jack stands stay in place before you start working and, of course, before you situate yourself underneath the vehicle.
Loosen the next one directly opposite of the first until all five lug nuts are loose. Park the vehicle on level ground, and turning it off, wait more than 5 minutes for oil drain, back into the bottom engine. If it is not, adjust the floor jack as necessary to place the jack stands safely underneath the jack points in a manner that meets all safety specifications. The jack is designed for lifting only your vehicle during a tire change. On my latest car, I have used the hockey puck with a slot cut out, and that works even better. To help the average owner to decide which tools are needed to carry out the various tasks detailed in this manual, we have compiled three lists of tools under the following headings: Maintenance and minor repair, Repair and overhaul, and Special. Driving even a short distance with a flat tire can damage the tire and the wheel beyond repair, which could result in an accident.
But I will cut an indent in a hockey puck and use that on the pinch weld from now on. Attach the jack to the lifting points. Don't remember the last time I saw a mechanic use anything other than a car lift anyway. I'm just looking for the simplest way to take front and back wheels off at the same time. Test the floor jack with your foot or hand before using it to make sure it engages and disengages properly.
Once the jack stands are in place, slowly release the floor jack and set it aside. When replacing a steel wheel with a steel wheel, tighten the nuts until the tapered portion comes into loose contact with the disc wheel seat. For details about tires Caution If you have a flat tire Do not continue driving with a flat tire. Carefully read the caution label attached to the jack body and the following instructions. Never work under, around, or near a raised vehicle, unless it Is adequately supported in at least two places.
In this way, a Maintenance and minor repair tool kit can be built up into a Repair and overhaul tool kit over a considerable period of time, without any major cash outlays. Failure to observe this precaution may lead to an accident causing death or serious injury. Improper use of the tire jack may cause the vehicle to suddenly fall off the jack, leading to death or serious injury. Anyway, I still reckon the diagram is deceptive until someone spells out where the specific locations are. If you use a floor jack, you should not use it right on the pinch weld, or you will crush it. Literally like 2mm thick and 2 inches long, it feels like it could bend very easily. Some people say it will bend the control arms while others say they do it all the time.
Step 6: Use the floor jack to hoist the vehicle. Regards Andy I think I've found it. Be prepared by verifying that you have the proper tools to change the tire. The best way to avoid injury is to never get under your vehicle while it is jacked up. Apr 11th, 2016 9:51 amI used a floor jack right onto the pinch weld and it appears to have damaged it a little bit from metal to metal contact? Most Toyota jack kits include the jack, a jack handle and a lug nut wrench.
The flat tire can now be stored in the same location on the vehicle as the spare tire. When replacing an aluminum wheel with a steel wheel, tighten the wheel nuts until the tapered portion comes into loose contact with the disc wheel seat. Newcomers to practical mechanics should start off with the Maintenance and minor repair tool kit, and confine themselves to the simpler jobs around the vehicle. The jack will not lift properly if the correct lifting points are not used. But I will cut an indent in a hockey puck and use that on the pinch weld from now on.
The best way to avoid injury is to never get under your vehicle while it is jacked up. Literally like 2mm thick and 2 inches long, it feels like it could bend very easily. Remove the wheel closest to the stand first and then the rear before doing the swap on the rear. The consequences could cause severe injury, and it also has the potential to be fatal. Block the wheel diagonally opposite to the one being changed if necessary. When carrying out any other kind of work, raise the vehicle using a hydraulic or 'trolley' jack, and always supplement the jack with axle stands at the vehicle jacking points. But I will cut an indent in a hockey puck and use that on the pinch weld from now on.
Lift the front on the centre point highlighted by then put the axle stand under the front jacking point before lifting the rear side on the jack. Didn't know I needed a hockey puck lol. Make sure the rod supports the hood securely from falling down your, be sure to return the support rod to its clip before closing hood, the hood with the support rod up could cause hood bend, when raising your vehicle with a floor jack, position the jack correctly. But I will cut an indent in a hockey puck and use that on the pinch weld from now on. Once the vehicle is lifted enough to fit the jack stands on a solid part of the car underneath it, like the chassis, they can be carefully fitted and tested by hand for sturdiness, at which point the jack can be removed. Step 7: Place the jack stands under the vehicle.
Remove these tools and also place them near the tire that is to be replaced. When changing a front tire, locate the lift points behind the wheels. We recommend the half-inch square-drive type, as this can be used with most proprietary torque wrenches. The emergency scissor jack that comes with the car also has a channel that is designed to fit at the notch, without crushing the pinch weld. Wheel chocks ensure that the vehicle will not roll when you jack it up.