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Single jacking point in front and back?

sbbobb

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Hi folks, hope this is the right forum place...I am trying to find the best/safest point on the frame to jack up the front (and back) of the truck using my pump hydraulic jack. I read the owner's manual, but it only refers to lift either left or right sides for changing a flat tire. I am trying to lift the entire front to do tire swapping or fluid film spraying with wheels off. Same question for the rear: does not look like you can use the differential housing because of the drain plug in the center. Looks like I need two jacks? Thanks in advance.
 
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I use the center cross member behind the aluminum skid plate in front and the center of the differential in the rear to lift that end up. If you want all four off the ground you'll want to use jack stands to lower one end down on before lifting up the other end.
 
I do maintenance on 3 vehicles and 2 floor jacks are very helpful (y).
 
I use the center cross member behind the aluminum skid plate in front and the center of the differential in the rear to lift that end up. If you want all four off the ground you'll want to use jack stands to lower one end down on before lifting up the other end.
Thanks Getgone. When I looked under the front I could not see a center spot for this...I will look again carefully.
 
Thanx Transient, that is what I was thinking as plan B. I was used to just lift at the front center cross bar and rear differential on my previous vehicle...
Not a problem. Plan C for me is red neck type of stuff. I'd place a log stump under the frame and use that as a jack stand.
 

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