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Old 07-31-2009, 02:46 PM   #1
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Default Floor jack lift points on Aura

Hi, I'm new to the forum and I just purchased a new 2009 Aura a week or so ago. I was going to use a floor jack to lift the car and then place some jack stands under it. The owners manual only states you can use the slots on the sides on the front and rear of the car. If I lift the car there, how do I then place a jack stand under the car to support it when I remove the floor jack? I wanted to make sure I don't damage anything so I thought I check and see how others have done this on their cars (I plan on taking all four wheels of at the same time). Thanks

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Old 07-31-2009, 06:53 PM   #2
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Hi, I'm new to the forum and I just purchased a new 2009 Aura a week or so ago. I was going to use a floor jack to lift the car and then place some jack stands under it. The owners manual only states you can use the slots on the sides on the front and rear of the car. If I lift the car there, how do I then place a jack stand under the car to support it when I remove the floor jack? I wanted to make sure I don't damage anything so I thought I check and see how others have done this on their cars (I plan on taking all four wheels of at the same time). Thanks
There are a couple of strong flat points near the front A arms and the sub frame behind them you can use. I use the points closest to A arms for the jack and the sub frame for the Jack stands. Pretty easy to find.
Oh! I have a pretty large jack so I have to take the Bowl off and use just the square base. If you have to do this watch out for a slip. Be sure the rear wheels are blocked and the brake is off so the car can roll forward as you jack it up. If not, the car can get pulled off the jack as the jack wants to move forward as it goes up (unless your jack can roll back). My jack doesn't roll any more, I had to take the wheels off my jack and it doesn't move under the car anymore.

Just be cautious, good luck

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Old 08-01-2009, 11:04 AM   #3
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Thanks, I'll check and see if I can find them. I did call the dealer and they were no help. They said to only use the lift points for the scissor jack on the sides as it stated in the manual. I guess they don't want to be liable for any damage if you use somewhere else.

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Thanks, I'll check and see if I can find them. I did call the dealer and they were no help. They said to only use the lift points for the scissor jack on the sides as it stated in the manual. I guess they don't want to be liable for any damage if you use somewhere else.
If you look under the front end you will see two bolts. put the floor jack between them. The floor jack is using the factory lift point, which is where I would put the jack stands.
One image shows how rigid the floorpan really is, one lift point and three tires off the floor.

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Old 08-04-2009, 07:01 PM   #5
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Default Re: Floor jack lift points on Aura

Thanks for taking the time to provide the pictures, they help a lot. I got pulled away and didn't lift the car last weekend but will attempt maybe this weekend. I did a quick check and didn't see the same bolts for the engine mount that you had. Since minds a 2.4 maybe it's a little different.

I did see a couple of shots of other Aura's with jacks under them when people were showing their rims or making the airbox mod on their car. So I think I know how I'll lift the front end anyway.

So far I'm really enjoying the my new Aura (850 miles). Thanks again for the extra details.

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