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Correct lifting position?

What is the correct lifting position for a 2001 Ranger?

By lifting position I mean to change a tire or to do an oil change. I have a 13 inch jack and jack stands.

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PS Im new on here so go easy on me! haha
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Pick the truck up on the frame in a safe spot. pick it up as high as you need it to and stick a jack stand under it.
If you pick up the front, Set your E-brake just incase, if you pick up the back, Block the front wheels.
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Pick the truck up on the frame in a safe spot. pick it up as high as you need it to and stick a jack stand under it.
If you pick up the front, Set your E-brake just incase, if you pick up the back, Block the front wheels.
Thanks for the info. Where would be a safe spot for the front tires?
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id go right on the front cross member
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The problem with picking up the vehicle on the frame is the suspension will flex and if you want to get a tire off then you will to pick it up a lot more.

When I work on tires I put the jack under the lower ball joint area in front and on the axle or under the spring pak on the rear.

For Oil changes it really doesn’t matter where you lift it but as stated, "always use a jack stand for safety sake”.
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The problem with picking up the vehicle on the frame is the suspension will flex and if you want to get a tire off then you will to pick it up a lot more.
didnt even cross my mind lol


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For Oil changes it really doesn’t matter where you lift it but as stated, "always use a jack stand for safety sake”.
x2 unless you want to end up on your local news
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Where is the lower ball joint? Also the jack is flat at the top, not round like some of them.

Thanks for all the help guys.
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Where is the lower ball joint? Also the jack is flat at the top, not round like some of them.

Thanks for all the help guys.
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Look in the owners manual, it shows you the jacking locations.
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Look in the owners manual, it shows you the jacking locations.
Had a look at it online, looks like its very close to the tire, just behind it. Thanks
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The problem with picking up the vehicle on the frame is the suspension will flex and if you want to get a tire off then you will to pick it up a lot more.

When I work on tires I put the jack under the lower ball joint area in front and on the axle or under the spring pak on the rear.

For Oil changes it really doesn’t matter where you lift it but as stated, "always use a jack stand for safety sake”.
Sorry should have said that I usually use a floor jack in these positions…
I said the lower ball joint, what I should have said was "as close to the tire as possible” on the lower link.

What does the Manual state is the proper jacking position...
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What does the Manual state is the proper jacking position...
for the front- the tab that is sticking out on the LCA

for the rear- in between the U-bolts
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the flat spot. This is random image i googled that shows it well

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the flat spot. This is random image i googled that shows it well

Okay serious question to my own post. Should my truck's LCAs look like that? Mine are pretty close to flat while that guys are incredibly angled downwards. I feel like im missing out on 4 inches of lift!
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the flat spot. This is random image i googled that shows it well

The flat spot in the middle or close to the tyre???
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Close to the tire.
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