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Old 26th July 2015, 12:42   #1
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Hi All

First all my excuses if I asked a question that's been answered already.

But I'm a bit confused on the matter, where to put the axle (jack) stands on my Saxo.

I've usually put it here



at the end of the wishbone where it meets the chasis (just before the joint).

and just to make it safe anothe one on the beam that goes from the front to the back of the car.

I've given the car a few shakes and it didn't fall on my head

So what I wanted to really know, is the wishbone an ok point to put the axle stands or it might be in danger of getting bent ?

Thanx a lot in advance
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Old 26th July 2015, 12:51   #2
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the jacking points are on the sills, no other part of the floor IME is strong enough.

the area that the wishbone is bolted to is strong enough however, but the wishbone is definitely not the place to support it as its not flat and does move.
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Old 26th July 2015, 13:07   #3
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thanx for the answer
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Old 26th July 2015, 15:57   #4
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I have always used the 2 front wishbones with the axle stands and have never had any problems,the car is solid and does not move at all also upon inspection there is no damage from the axle stands being put there.

Also,if you need to use a jack to lift the car to some height and then you want to use the axle stands you need another spot to put these other than the sills.

I wouldn't really recommend to use the sills as chances are they will be rusted and bent easily,I only use them to jack the car up and then use some other spot to put the axle stands if I need the leave the car lifted up for a long time,the rear axle fixing points are a good place for this.
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Old 26th July 2015, 18:52   #5
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Yapp, the bending was my primary concern also. thanks a lot mate!
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Old 28th July 2015, 16:54   #6
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The more jacking points you use together at the same time the lower the stress on each one
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My car is on axle stand at the moment so I went there and had a look,I must say I have to agree with welshpug,the best place to place axle stands is on the sills,you'll have an arrow imprinted on the skirt that tells you where they are.

Because of the height I can't directly lift the car by where the wishbone bolts trough the chassis so what I do first is use a scissor jack to lift the car high enough to be able to slide the trolley jack near the wishbone mounts,from there I lift the car just a few cm to be able to remove the scissor jack and instead position a axle stand on the sills,I do the same thing for the other side,this way should be as safe as it can possibly be.

Not sure on the rear as I have never tried but I suppose you could use the 2 spots where the rear axle bolts trough the chassis to lift the car up with the trolley jack.
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I jack from the front wishbone attachment points as the sills seem to bend over.
But they are where you are meant to jack from.
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Old 29th July 2015, 20:39   #9
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Guys thanks a lot for all your answers :-)

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(I know the thread is ancient, but it's really the same topic and I'm even replying to specific information here.)

Recently bought a Saxo, it's my first car, and would like to learn to perform some basic maintenance. Was unsure about jacking it up, eventually settled on this part;



That is, not the light grey part that attaches to the wheel (wishbone?), but the darker gray (or just dirty) part that's attached to. Are those the wishbone mounts?
No idea what you mean

You can jack on the wishbone front mount, or the rear mount (it's back and rubbery, what's grey?)

Never jack on any of the box sections of the body. You can only jack the body where you se that axle stand i.e the jacking point on the sill.

That is all

Also, don't jack on the big curved bracket that the wishbone bolts onto either
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Thanks for your reply. I'll try to point out with a bit of editing instead which part I meant:



Are those the wishbone mounts/"attachment points" that some people mention jacking up on?

I've jacked up on the designated areas on the sill when replacing tires, but I don't think I could both jack up and put the jack stand there (for other maintenance)? I suppose I could just put it elsewhere on the sill?
Don't jack on that, you can put the jack stand on the actual rear wishbone mount though.

If you need to remove the wishbone, jack the car up on the wishbone, then put the jack stand on the sill jacking points like in the photo.

don't use any other part of the sill, they're wafer thin.
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Old 19th July 2023, 15:29   #12
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Right. I was looking for a strong part of chassis precisely because I was unsure about the sill, I had seen it bend as if it was plastic on another car.



So, are these what people (including yourself) meant by wishbone mounts? Did I finally find them?
Ahh yes sorry, I should have uploaded a picture!

That's the ones!
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