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Jack points for floor jack?

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I don't see anything in the manual or any obvious spot on the undercarriage. Where are the front and rear jack points for a floor jack? I only see the pinch points on the sides.
Thanks, Jon
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drboom - Here's what little is shown in the repair manual for Pacifica hoisting.

Locations '1' obviously are the normal pinch weld frame locations.
tsax6010 Thanks! I just ordered two of those pinch weld adapters you pointed out.

Locations '2' are your only alternatives. I'll have to get under my van to see exactly what is at those locations. I need safe locations to lift the van and also safe locations to place my jack stands.
#2 looks like it is on the other side of the wheels. I don't know how you could get a floor jack in that location even if there was something to lift with. And I wouldn't put the jack stands there to support the vehicle since you would have to climb under way too far to be safe to put them under or take them off.
The pinch welds are pretty wide - maybe there is enough room to lift with the floor jack and then put the jack stand next to it before repeating at the next location.

Thanks, Jon
I use a pinch weld adapter with my floor jack. Works great. I just used it last night on my Pacifica to put on winter tires.

For snow tire changeover, my floor jack works just fine on the pinch welds. The problem is for oil changes or anything else I need to lift the vehicle and be under it. As I'm sure you are aware, it is extremely unsafe to get under a vehicle with only a floor jack holding it up - jack stands are a requirement.
If you want to go WAY overkill, you could always just get a QuickJack! :)

Very cool device but well in excess of my budget given the limited "wrench" work I do on my cars.

FWIW, I just checked and there is no way to get a jack stand and a floor jack on the same pinch weld. I can't see any other way to get the vehicle in the air with a floor jack and then get jack stands in appropriate locations.

New ideas welcome.

Thanks, Jon
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