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Jack stand hello, I'm not sure where I should put my jackstands, the owner's manual doesn't indicate a safe location other than where to place the jack

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Jack stands most times are placed under neath the axles however in your case the stands should be placed behind the front wheels on the spot where you whould place a regular jack if let's say you were changing a tire. if your working on the rear of the vehical you should put them under each side of rear axle.

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Where is the best place to put jack stands if I'm jacking up the front driver side


The intent of a jack stand is to provide safe solid support for the vehicle while you are performing work on it. Going under a supported vehicle at any time can be dangerous.
- I was taught to place jack stands under a frame or unibody support point, and NEVER under a suspension component that could move independently from the frame.
- Block wheels that are in contact with the ground to prevent the vehicle from moving forwards or backwards.
THE PARKING BRAKE OR GEARSHIFT "P" ARE NOT ADEQUATE.
- LOWER THE VEHICLE SO THAT ITS WEIGHT IS GRADUALLY APPLIED TO THE JACK STAND.
- WITH THE JACK STILL IN PLACE, GENTLY NUDGE THE VEHICLE TO MAKE SURE THAT THE JACK STAND IS SECURELY HOLDING THE WEIGHT.
- When using jack stands, the vehicle should be on a level surface, and evenly supported by jack stands of the appropriate size for the load being supported.

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LOCATION OIL DRAIN PLUG 2013 MURANO?


Your owners manual should show the location of drain plug. I can't see much from here. You have to safely raise and support the vehicle. Never use a jack to support vehicle use quality jack stands. Make sure tranny is in park and functional parking brake is set, block the wheels, even then there are safety issues when working under a vehicle. Safety is your responsibility.
Your vehicle is new enough, some of my automotive databases will not have this info. I did see a picture in your owners manual.

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I want to change the oil in a 1998 Ford Contour SVT. I know the jack points that are to be used for changing a tire, but that doesn't do it for me, as I only have one jack and no jackstands (yet). The...


Lift the car on the side you need to work by using the automobile jack. Place a jack stand under the Ford near the jacking point and raise it so the jack stand can be placed under the frame.

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I own a 2000 toyota prerunner. My question regards changing a tire, both front and back. I can't tell where to place the jackstand. I see no "flat" areas ar "marked" areas to place...


In the front, place your jack stands on the stabilizer bar bracket that is bolted to the frame...
in the rear, put the jack stands on the rear end, closes to the outside as you can get...
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I want to put the front of my 2000 Daewoo Lanos on jack stands. I have a jack to lift up the front. Where should I place that so I can place the jack stands? In addition, what is the best place to put...


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Typically when this happens, I will place a load on the spindle or lower control arm (in a safe spot) with a floor jack. Jack it just off the jackstand so that the weight of the vehicle is pushing the tapered ball joint stud into the hole on the spindle.

REMINDER: NEVER get under a car without jackstands, and BE SURE YOU'RE PLACING THE JACK IN A SAFE MANNER. You can easily be injured or killed if the vehicle falls off the jack without making correct use of jackstands and/or other safety measures.


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Its my frist time replaceing brake padson the right rear of my truck i have a 94 chevy and i dont know how to install them how do i know where all the springs and everything go to bc i dont want to mess...


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I'd like to replace the front brakes from a Nissan Sentra 1998, and I'd like to do it myself.


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Then use jackstands, and should work good. or can just do one side at a time.

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