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Old 10-25-2005, 02:57 PM   #1
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Default Where to put jack stands and jack up a 1996 SL2

Where do I jack the car up to place jack stands under the vehicle? I have never used stands before and I would like some help. Anyone have any pictures to go along with directions on where to put them and where to lift the car?
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I jack it up from under the rocker panels, You can put the jack about a foot behind the front edge (most of the Saturn's weight is in the front end) and the whole side will go up. Position the jack just outside the vertical metal lip that runs down the rocker panel. You want to contact metal, not plastic, though my jack overlaps the plastic slightly. It doesn't hurt anything.

Jack stands can then be put in place, one behind the front wheel and one before the rear wheel. Position these in the same place as the jack, outside the metal lip or flange, inside of the plastic.

I hope this is right. I could find nothing in my owner's manual or shop manual about it. But I have been under the car several times without killing myself.

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