Tip & How-To about Ford F-150

VEHICLE JACKING SAFETY

Whenever removing wheels to work on a jacked up car or truck...Always put those weels under the car between the frame or some strong part of the body and the ground. Use wood if necessary to fill gaps.

The reason is this, just in case you are lucky enough to have some unforseen event knock your car off the jackstands, (Uncle Elvis stops over to have a beer while you are under your F-150 changing U Joints and bumps your bumper while coming to a stop behind your Up In The air Ford!!) You will have a front row seat watching your Ford come down on top of you ...BUT NOT ON YOU! No, you wont hur your tires and wheels if you put wood on them. This is absolutely the easiest thing to do with the wheels, close to the car not across the yard or into the garage. And you won't have to worry about slipping jackstands,, blowing out seals in your pedestal jack (just think, a .02 cent rubber hydraulic seal is the only thing between you and kissing your oil pan!

I hope this give you cause to place SAFETY FIRST.

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how do I remove the flat tire


Hi Frank:
- Block the diagonally opposite tire.
- Set the parking brake
- Put the transmission in Park or Low gear.
- Set the jack under the frame or body lift point.
- Jack up until tight against lift point
- Remove trim cover if present
- Use wheel nut wrench to loosen nuts. Do not remove nuts.
- Jack up until wheel off ground.
- Remove wheel nuts.
- Wheel should now be able to be removed. Sometimes they will need a kick to loosen them. If still stuck, reply as a COMMENT to this e-mail and I'll give you some other hints.
If you want to remove the tire from the rim, click on this youtube link.
https://www.google.ca/#q=youtube+remove+tire+from+rim
Cheers.

Jan 21, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

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put jack stands uder a 2001 Lincoln LS


place the trolley jack under the front cross member . (The big bit that connects the side frames under the sump). Lift as high as possible and place the jack stands under the chassis ( moulded rails ) where the sub-frame meets . Then place the trolley jack under the rear diff and lift as high as possible Place the jack stands under the chassis at the front of the springs or track rods By using these positions you will have the cabin securely jacked up with all the wheels free to remove or to work on. Before going under try rocking the vehicle hard to ensure that it will not move off the stands.

Mar 15, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

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the function that rsiaes and lowers the vehicle doesn't work,


Lifting

The following instructions must be carried out before raising the vehicle off the ground.

  • Use a solid level ground surface.
  • Apply hand brake.
  • Select 'P' on automatic gearbox selector.
Note: If the propeller shafts are to be removed, reference must be made to the relevant operation. To avoid damage occurring to the under body components of the vehicle the following jacking procedures must be adhered to.

DO NOT POSITION JACKS OR AXLE STANDS UNDER THE FOLLOWING COMPONENTS:
  • Body structure other than approved jacking points
  • Bumpers
  • Fuel lines
  • Fuel tank
  • Brake lines
  • Front or rear suspension arms
  • Transfer box
  • Steering linkage
  • Front or rear differential units
  • Engine sump
  • Automatic gearbox
NOTE: For certain repair operations, it may be necessary to support the engine under the sump. In this case, a block of hardwood or a rubber block should be positioned on the jack lifting cup to protect sump. Vehicle jack
The jack provided with the vehicle is only intended for use in an emergency, for changing a tyre. DO NOT use the jack for any other purpose. Refer to Owner's Handbook for vehicle jack location points and procedure. Never work under a vehicle supported solely by the vehicle jack.

Hydraulic jack
A hydraulic jack with a minimum 1500 kg, (3,300 lbs) load capacity must be used.

WARNING: Do not commence work on the underside of the vehicle until suitable axle stands have been placed in their correct position. Always chock the wheels when jacking. The handbrake may be ineffective when the wheels are off the ground. Raising and supporting the vehicle
To assist in raising the vehicle, jacking points are provided as shown in the following illustrations.

Raising the front of the vehicle
Apply handbrake, select 'P' on automatic gearbox selector and chock rear wheels.
Axle stand positions - front

Raise vehicle to enable axle stands to be positioned under, either, the front sub-frame, or the recommended customer jacking points.

CAUTION: Place a piece of hardwood or a rubber block between each axle stand and the jacking point to avoid damaging the body / component. If the propeller shafts are to be removed, select NEUTRAL in the main gearbox.
Carefully lower jack until vehicle sits securely on axle stands.

WARNING: Always support the vehicle on axle stands when using a jack.
Before commencing work on underside of vehicle re-check security of vehicle on stands.

Reverse procedure when removing vehicle from stands.

Raising the rear of the vehicle
Select 'P' on automatic gearbox selector and chock front wheels.

WARNING: Always chock the front wheels when jacking the rear of the vehicle.

Axle stand positions - rear

Raise rear of vehicle to enable axle stands to be positioned under the rear sub-frame. Alternatively, the axle stands may be positioned under, either, the recommended customer jacking points or the front mounting points of the rear sub-frame.

CAUTION: Place a piece of hardwood or a rubber block between each axle stand and the jacking point to avoid damaging the body / component. If any damage occurs to the washers on the front mounting points of the rear sub-frame, then the washers must be replaced. Carefully lower jack until vehicle sits securely on axle stands.

WARNING: Always support the vehicle on axle stands when using a jack. Before commencing work on underside of vehicle re-check security of vehicle on stands.

Reverse procedure when removing vehicle from stands.

Wheel-free lift
The following warning must be read before attempting to lift the vehicle.

WARNING: The vehicle cannot be supported safely in a wheel-free condition using the wheel-free facility of a four post ramp, and under no circumstances must this method be employedA wheel free condition may only be achieved on a four post ramp by raising each end of the vehicle and positioning axle stands beneath the recommended customer jacking points.

CAUTION: Place a piece of hardwood or a rubber block between each axle stand and the jacking point to avoid damaging any components. If the propeller shafts are to be removed, select NEUTRAL in the main gearbox. WARNING: The front and rear suspension lower arms must NOT be used as lifting / jacking points. Alternatively, support the vehicle on an approved two post lift with the arms of the lift beneath the recommended customer jacking points.

CAUTION: Place a piece of hardwood or a rubber block between the lifting equipment and the jacking points to avoid damaging any components. If the propeller shafts are to be removed, select NEUTRAL in the main gearbox.

Oct 04, 2009 | 2003 Land Rover Range Rover

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How do you replace the engine and transmission in a 1987 Pontiac 6000. It's a 4 cylinder.


Unhook wires at harnesses, unhook hoses after draining fluids, jack front end up, put jack stands under 2 front wheels under the body and position the jack under the main frame that the engine and transmission that the engine and transmission is mounted to, take bolts out of the strut towers on each side, remove 6 main frame bolts, lower jack and roll engine, transmission and frame from under car, you may have to raise back up to fully get it out

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jacking points


Please consult your owners manual. The manufacture is very specific about where to jack this car for safety reasons. If you do not have a manual, buy one and or talk to the dealer about this issue

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