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I have a 2008 Outlook FWD and was wondering where are the best (proper) spots to jack up the car (using a hydraulic floor trolley jack) and to also set jack stands for both the front and rear of car - I use ramps now to change the oil, but this spring will want to rotate tires and sooner or later do brakes - thanks in advance...
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mikek, if you look on the black/gray trim that runs along the bottom of the OUTLOOK you will see little arrows imprinted into the trim, that is where you lift the vehicle. Always make sure that you look under the car when postioning the jack and make sure that you are not in the wrong spot and/or hooked on a AC line or some wires.
 

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How do I lift using a hydraulic trolley floor jack and then support the car using jack stands - I cannot lift it and then put the jack stands in the same place, right - should I lift in one spot and then use the jack stands in another spot? Sorry - I just do not want to damage anything on the car while I am actually trying to perform maintenance!
 

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This I agree is hard to do, I have 4 hydrolic jacks to use when I do mine. You may have to lift one spot and put a jack stand right next to the jack. MAKE SURE IT IS SECURE BEFORE YOU LET DOWN THE JACK!
 

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Your owners manual isn't going to have any information on alternative jacking points. The scissor jack uses the pinch welds at the arrows as mentioned.

You can use alternative points for jacking, you just have to use them at your own risk. Try a search, this was discussed before, but I don't remember what was said.
 

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Hello Mike,
I bought this attachment for my floor jack.
http://www.toolsusa.com/asp/item_detail.asp?T1=FME+JKS+7524&GENB=jacks&UID=
I lift my Outlook from the side, fitting this adapter over the pinch weld in the middle. This way I am able to lift one side up and place jack stands where the arrows are on the pinch weld. Then I move the jack to the other side and lift, having the whole vehicle off the ground.
Hope the link works and helps answer your question,
Tim C.



mikek said:
Hello,
I have a 2008 Outlook FWD and was wondering where are the best (proper) spots to jack up the car (using a hydraulic floor trolley jack) and to also set jack stands for both the front and rear of car - I use ramps now to change the oil, but this spring will want to rotate tires and sooner or later do brakes - thanks in advance...
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Very interesting Tim!
Can you post pics of how this fits on the Lambda.

It appears that its long enough- that you can simply place it in the middle between the front and rear wheels and it will lift up the ENTIRE side youre lifting (front and back wheels?) at the same time?

If you could please post a demo pic?
If it works as good as it seems-- Ill be ordering one...
 

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Very interesting Tim!
Can you post pics of how this fits on the Lambda.

It appears that its long enough- that you can simply place it in the middle between the front and rear wheels and it will lift up the ENTIRE side youre lifting (front and back wheels?) at the same time?

If you could please post a demo pic?
If it works as good as it seems-- Ill be ordering one...
Bob I'm with you, I need to see it in action.
 

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That attatchment looks pretty cool. If jacking from the side, it might be easier to find a place underneath to put the jackstands.

The last time I did my Acadia's tires, I jacked up the front end, put in on jack stands. I then jacked up the rear and left in up on the jack until I was done.
 

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Yes, it is long enough to distribute the weight properly with no damage. I think it's about 12-14 inches long. I will take a couple of pics over this weekend and post them.
Tim C.
rbarrios said:
Very interesting Tim!
Can you post pics of how this fits on the Lambda.

It appears that its long enough- that you can simply place it in the middle between the front and rear wheels and it will lift up the ENTIRE side youre lifting (front and back wheels?) at the same time?

If you could please post a demo pic?
If it works as good as it seems-- Ill be ordering one...
 

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Here are three pics of the jack adapter.
First pic is it sitting on the jack
Second is how it looks from the side of the vehicle while in place.
Third is how it looks in place along the pinch weld from underneath.
Hope this helps,
Tim C.
 

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Is that fiberglass uni-strut that electritions use?
 

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No, it's square tube steel cut to fit over the pinch weld.
Tim
6Sixathome said:
Is that fiberglass uni-strut that electritions use?
 

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Gotcha :thumb:. I see it better now. My only ? is, is the part of the OUTLOOK where you are lifting a strong part.
I see in your signature that your OUTLOOK is Silver Pearl, nice! Do you have a a good pic. Silver Pearl is a little darker than my Quick Silver. I think I like the Silver Pearl a little better. Too bad they changed it for 09'. I installed a bull bar, it's not for everyone but does the trick for us.
 

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Very nice.
Ill be checking my traverse to see if I have this pinch weld (which im sure it does) and ill be ordering mine...
 

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Yes, the whole length of the pinch weld is strong. The ends of the pinch weld is where the factory specified lift points are for lifting with the vehicles jack.(For lifting one wheel at a time. i.e. changing flat tire on the road)
What I do is lift one side and place jack stands where the factory lift points are and then go to the other side and lift the other side. This way I have the whole vehicle off of the ground.
I also attached a pic of the car showing the Silver Pearl color as you requested.
Tim

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Gotcha :thumb:. I see it better now. My only ? is, is the part of the OUTLOOK where you are lifting a strong part.
I see in your signature that your OUTLOOK is Silver Pearl, nice! Do you have a a good pic. Silver Pearl is a little darker than my Quick Silver. I think I like the Silver Pearl a little better. Too bad they changed it for 09'. I installed a bull bar, it's not for everyone but does the trick for us.
 

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Nice :thumb:.
 

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TSC 1969--- can you measure the distance from your weld line to the plastic panel...
Here is my same location on my Traverse--- and it appears that the distance is a bit smaller on mine.
did you have to pull back the plastic?

It also seems your metal tool- is narrower on one side than it is on the other...
if you can just measure yours-- ill measure mine.
 

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