1987 Toyota Camry: where to place jack and jackstands?

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Old 21 Nov 2004, 08:53 pm   #1 (permalink)
Matthew D. Hunstiger
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Default 1987 Toyota Camry: where to place jack and jackstands?

I have a 1987 Toyota Camry LE gasoline engine 4-door. I need to know
where to place the hydraulic jack and jack stands I have so that my
vehicle is not damaged. I do not have the scissor jack that is issued
with this vehicle. If I place the hydraulic jack and jack stands along
the edge of the car, as is illustrated in the owner's manual, I will
damage the flange of my car's underside. Where can I place my jack,
and subsequently the jackstands, underneath my car? My Haynes Repair
Manual tells me to "support my vehicle with jackstands," but of
course, doesn't say where.
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Old 22 Nov 2004, 02:54 pm   #2 (permalink)
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"Matthew D. Hunstiger" <hunstiger@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> I have a 1987 Toyota Camry LE gasoline engine 4-door. I need to know
> where to place the hydraulic jack and jack stands I have so that my
> vehicle is not damaged. I do not have the scissor jack that is issued
> with this vehicle. If I place the hydraulic jack and jack stands along
> the edge of the car, as is illustrated in the owner's manual, I will
> damage the flange of my car's underside. Where can I place my jack,
> and subsequently the jackstands, underneath my car? My Haynes Repair
> Manual tells me to "support my vehicle with jackstands," but of
> course, doesn't say where.



The problem with those flanges is that they are used to locate the jack head
only. The actual lifting force is taken by the panel under those flanges.
The toyota jack head is designed to slide in under those flanges.

There are (at least on my '96) 4 towing brackets (one at each corner of the
body) which I use to floor-jack the vehicle up.

Use stands, apply the hand-brake, chock the wheels etc etc if you are
getting under the car.

Jason


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Old 22 Nov 2004, 06:42 pm   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: 1987 Toyota Camry: where to place jack and jackstands?

On Sun, 21 Nov 2004 18:53:35 -0800, Matthew D. Hunstiger wrote:

> I have a 1987 Toyota Camry LE gasoline engine 4-door. I need to know
> where to place the hydraulic jack and jack stands I have so that my
> vehicle is not damaged. I do not have the scissor jack that is issued
> with this vehicle. If I place the hydraulic jack and jack stands along
> the edge of the car, as is illustrated in the owner's manual, I will
> damage the flange of my car's underside. Where can I place my jack,
> and subsequently the jackstands, underneath my car? My Haynes Repair
> Manual tells me to "support my vehicle with jackstands," but of
> course, doesn't say where.


I generrally stick my floor jack where the frame splits off to the
subframe (front of car) and place the jack stands under the 'frame rails'.
You'll see a round bend in the frame where it is safe to jack. Same for
the rear, near the spring.
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