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Where's my jack supposed to be?

I've owned my car for about 5 years. I hadn't had a flat tire until last weekend. I could not locate the jack or even where the jack is supposed to be. Can you please tell me where to look?

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I have this Explorer in the XLT version, the jack is located in the back on the driverside rear near the back hatch. There will be a panel, that has two pull tabs, open it up and the jack is stored there.

the long rod used with the jack is located on the top of the radiator and to the side in the engine compartment in the front.

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I would go to a local advance auto parts or another auto store. There, they will tell you what parts you need and where and how to use them.

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Removing a flat tire on the road safe and easy


Greetings folks,
I have many years experience in the automotive industry and have just about been through every type of situation there is to have experienced.
One simple thing that strikes me as strange is the fact that it is very hard to find proper training for vehicle owners and drivers on the facts about how to change a flat tire, or how to be prepared for a flat tire without even taking the tire off your car or SUV.
How about the trouble you may have had in the past, you knowing exactly how to change a flat but couldn't get the lug nuts off the wheel studs due to someone once before inspecting the brakes or replacing the tires and using an impact gun to install the lug nuts and over tightening them.
Has anyone ever illustrated to you folks the do'e and dont's of using a jack to raise your vehicle off the ground to gain access for removal of a wheel?
Ok lets start with the needed required tools one should carry in their car to prepare for such an event, first lets have a small first aid safety kit for any cuts and bruises including bandades and infection preventing creams and liquids(Iodine, hydrogen peroxide, etc.), next we need to be sure we have a good spare tire in the trunk, easy to check push the side to see if it is hard to the touch indicating it has proper air inflation, also check for a good working tire jack the typical scissor jack and crank handle, which comes with the vehicle make sure it is good, but I prefer to purchase a $29.99 miniature sized professional looking hydraulic floor jack, they fit under the car excellently and work tremendously easy and safe, they can be purchased in Sears Auto or any Auto Parts Store, also a pair of jack stands, two small wedges of wood shaped like large door stops(we will refer to them as the wedges), they can be bought or easily trimmed by a wood worker, from a 4"x4" wood post 6" long and cut on a 45 degree angle on one side, a 1/2" drive breaker bar(heavy duty from Sears Auto Tools Dept) or the like, if not a set of 1/2" impact sockets then at least two common tire wheel lug sizes which are 3/4" and 13/16", these type sockets are made tough and can take a work out, a 48 oz. short handled heavy duty hammer, very important at least two cans of fix a flatNow that you have been introduced to an arrangement of neccessary tools and safety equipment to take along with you on a typical road trip in hopes to keep you and your vehicle from paying dissasterous road service fees and tremendous time lose on the road due to a flat tire, lets get started;Ok now if you experience a flat and notice (once you pull safely all the way over off to the shoulder of the road with your hazard flashers on) that the tire is losing air but doesn't really look in real bad shape, such as a condition tire folks call"run flat" which means the tire has been driving and supporting the vehicles weight with no air in it for a sustained distance, and the tire very noticably has damage all over its sides, etc., this is a typical flat tire that needs to come off, however if the tire appears rather good except for the fact it has or is losing air, get your fix a flat and safety googles out of the trunk with your light duty gloves, find the little black or chrome tire air valve located on the tire near the metal wheels edge, unscrew the little cap, read the directions on the fix a flat can, and install the contents according to the directions.In all cases of this being used they require you to put the screw cap back on the valve and cautiously take your car back onto the road, stay in the right lane with your warniog hazard flashers on and allow the foamy liquid to perform its chemical majic as you drive at the recommended speed on the directions.This should fix your flat without any fuss or muss, have the tire looked at at your next convience to be sure it is ok to drive on it any further.That was relatively easy and thank godness for Fix A Flat, the next type of flat tire however requires a bit more thought and work.I am going to cover first the proper way to jack up your vehicle in the event the tire has to come off for the spare to be installed.

First, spull to safety, put your hazard flashers on whether its day or night, look for an area that the ground looks pretty level.

Secondly, open your trunk and leave it open, remove your spare tire and all the neccessary tools you will need to change the tire.

Third, using your breaker bar and the proper impact socket attempt to loosen(but dont remove) the tire nuts on the flat tire, if a tire lug wont come loose, getb the 48 oz. hammer and the impact socket that fits the wheel lug and hit it with a sharp firm blow, be certain you have on the eye protection as hitting steel against steel can cause some steel fragments to fly you don't want your eye to be the reciever of such, after you hit it the nut should turn loose, remeber you are only turning them about 1/2 turn loose you don't remove them until the tire is jacked up and off the ground(doing this helps prevent the car from falling off the jack had you jacked it first then applied all sorts of tugging etc on the tight lug nuts).

Fourth, place the wedges in front of and behind one of the tires on the opposite side of the car, this will eliminate the possibility of the car sliding forward or backwards off the jack once it is jacked up.
Find a secure flat firm welded frame area to place the floor jack under, or if using the original scissor jack be sure you are also using it in a firm jacking location(most scissor jacks have a notch put in the under side of the vehicle that allows the jack to fit into the channel securely) once found and level jack the car's tire off the ground, install the jack stands under the vehicle in a firm body frame sort of area to prevent the car from falling off the jack you can never be too safe.

Fifth, install the spare tire on the vehicle and while it is on the jack, start threading the wheel lug nuts onto the appropriate wheel studs, use your wrench and socket to get the nuts down only slightly tight.

Sixth, remove the jack stand or stands depending on how secure you felt about using one or two, lower the jack, once the tire is firmly touching the ground, continue to tighten the remaining wheel lug nuts one at a time until they feel good and firmly tight.

Seventh, remove the wedges from the wedged tire on the other side of the vehicle, remove the jack, put everything back into the trunk including the flat tire. Happy Motoring!!!

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Here is the step to follow (at your own ..legalese required) you do not even need to jack up the car. just parked the rear tire on a long 2x12.1. Remove the T relay from underneath the rear seat
2. Crank the car until it dies quickly to remove pressure from the fuel filter 3. I used a cardboard to slide underneath. once there, the fuel is located next to the fuel pump. Both a within their own plastic box right before the rear driver side tire. To remove the cover, i just unscrewed the 3 plastic bolts holding it and loosen two other screw for more wiggle room.4. Cut off the factory clamps. Start removing the 4 hoses connected to the original FF. Some gas will drip during this step. If you were smoking before, now would be a good time to stop.5. Connect new FF Don't forget to new clamps.
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Open the hatch back. On the left-hand side is a panel that you can open in which the jack resides. Take that out.

(If you want to use the spare tire, located under the trunk space...)
You will see a plastic disc on the floor of the trunk space (where you store your luggage/groceries/etc). With a flat head screw driver pop the flat disc up & off. This will reveal a nut that you can turn to lower/release the spare tire that is directly underneath it.

If your T&C is like mine, you have a plastic cover in the middle of each alloy wheel that covers the lug nuts. This plastic cover can be popped off with the flat/nubby end of the crow bar that comes with the jack. It fits perfectly into a slot on the plastic cover.

Once you get the plastic cover off, the 5 lug nuts are revealed to you. Before you jack up the van, even a little, I would try to loosen all 5 lug nuts, just a bit...to get them going. Once the van is jacked up, it will be difficult to begin to loosen the lug nuts.

With the nuts loosened, set up the jack so that once you begin to turn it, the slot in the jack fits right into the frame of the van. You will see the frame that fits the slot in the jack between the front tires and back tires, on either side of the van.

Once the tire you want to change is fully lifted off of the ground, loosen the rest of the lug nuts and remove the tire. Replace it and reverse the order of what you just did. Get the 5 lug nuts onto the new tire, but only snug them up by hand. Once the tire touches the ground as the jack is lowered, then you can fully tighten the lug nuts with the crowbar.

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-Floor Jack
-Jack stands
-wheel chuck

Hand tools needed:
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-12 mm deep socket (a 6" extension isn't shown but also recommended)
-1/2" drive breaker bar
-1/2" drive 10" extension
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1)Put the wheel chuck behind your back tire and Pull up your e-brake

2)Find floor jack position

3)Lift car until you can fit jackstands under the car
4)Lower the car a bit so that it sits flat on the jack stands and the floor jack still has a bit of pressure pushing up on the mount

5)Locate the reverse sensor in your engine and unplug the grey connector on it.

6)Right behind it is a 12 mm bolt you have to remove. Use the deep socket 12 mm, extension and ratchet to remove it and just move the metal braket aside a bit.

7)Now use the 1 1/16" deep socket to remove the reverse sensor.

8 )Now get under the car and locate the drain plug.

9)Use the 24 mm socket and the 1/2" drive breaker bar (if your socket is 1/2" drive) and loosen/remove this bolt. This WILL be messy so make sure you have your oil catch can under neath it.
Try to hold the bolt in place as the fluid comes out until a good bit has drained. This will prevent it from going everywhere.
Just let it drain for about 5 minutes.

10)When it's done draining, replace the drain plug and tighten a good bit. It has an aluminum washer so it'll feel like it can keep tightening but just go until you feel it's very snug.

11)Lift your car off the jack stands and lower the car back down. Remove the oil catch can prior to doing this.

12)With car on the ground, grab your funnel and place it in the hole where the reverse sensor would go.

13)Add 2.5 quarts of your desired gear oil. You can use Redline MT90, Amsoil 75W/90 gear oil,...Just make sure it's GL4 compliant

14)Replace reverse sensor and tighten. Again, this also has an aluminum washer so just tighten it until it feels nice and snug. RECONNECT THE GREY PLUG!

15)Replace the 12 mm bolt and just hand tighten until snug.

16)Prior to starting the car, push the clutch in and move through the gears slowly. You should notice a nice, smooth gear transition.

17)Last, clean up, remove wheel chuck from rear tires, and go take it for a spin.

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Sometimes the rim will stick on the hub or brake drum. Get a big hammer (3-5 lb. hand sledge) and a piece of wood, a 2 x 4 about a foot long works good. Make sure the car is lifted and on a jack stand, dont just rely on the jack itself. Hold the wood over the inside of the rim this is so you dont hit the rim directly with the hammer and whack it good until the rim pops free. Make sure to hold the wood from the opposit end so you dont pinch or hit your hand. I just had to do this on my sisters focus last weekend. I hope this helps.

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