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Old 17th April 2009, 15:10   #1
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I know this subject has been heavily discussed but cannot find all info from using the search so any further advice would be appreciated thanks...

I am becoming increasingly worried about where i can rest the car on axle stands, i prefer to jack the car using the citroen scissor jack as it fits into the sill comfortably but am unable to find a secure place for axle stands on all 4 corners of the car.

Whilst changing my cambelt my dad used a normal car jack with a block of wood and placed it under the car (cant remember where exactly), basically it was weak and bend underneath the car and i was very angry.

Would someone be able to provide pictures of exactly where they can be placed securley, thanks in advance
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What I usually do it just up to the side of the jacking point and put the stand in the section where you would usually jack the car up.
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Old 17th April 2009, 15:16   #3
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look on the sideskirts
the little arrows indicate where the jacking points are
2 on each side
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when i jack my car up i just use anormal jack on the jacking points.

as for where to put axle stands i put mine just near where the wishbones bolt thru..... if you have a look you will see where i meen, always been sturdy and never had a bother.

Not so sure for the rear as never had the axle stands on the rear, but i would presume some section of the back axle
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just in from the front jacking points there is a sort of beam that runs up the car. It's in about 6 inches from the jacking point. iirc. Block of wood on the jack and jack it up there. Then you can put axle stands on the normal jacking points.

I've never had the back on axle stands so can't comment but i know without the spare wheel and cage you can use a trolley jack on the rear cross member to jack it up.

I think the rear jacking points may just be big enough for both a jack and axle stands though?
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I know this subject has been heavily discussed but cannot find all info from using the search so any further advice would be appreciated thanks...

I am becoming increasingly worried about where i can rest the car on axle stands, i prefer to jack the car using the citroen scissor jack as it fits into the sill comfortably but am unable to find a secure place for axle stands on all 4 corners of the car.

Whilst changing my cambelt my dad used a normal car jack with a block of wood and placed it under the car (cant remember where exactly), basically it was weak and bend underneath the car and i was very angry.

Would someone be able to provide pictures of exactly where they can be placed securley, thanks in advance

I've never actually used axle stands tbh... normally use a scissor jack to lift it off then used a trolley jack (my cars lowered so the trolley jack dont fit underneath it unless slightly jacked up beforehand you should be able to fit a trolley jack underneath if its not lowered) and as said before i put a trolley jack on the point near where the wishbones bolt through and its always bin sturdy and ive never had any bother... If you dont think its safe enough stick your spare tyre somehere like underneath the alloy on the side your working on or something just to reassure that if it does collapse it'll save your suspension and your head never really jacked the back end up so cant help you there sorry mate
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when i jack my car up i just use anormal jack on the jacking points.

as for where to put axle stands i put mine just near where the wishbones bolt thru..... if you have a look you will see where i meen, always been sturdy and never had a bother.

Not so sure for the rear as never had the axle stands on the rear, but i would presume some section of the back axle
i dont suppose you could get a pic or draw a diagram of this location mate? i sort of understand but not sure.
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i used to have same problem. saxos are easy the worst car i've owned for jacking

jacking points are too small to jack under then place a stand under. either side of the jacking points is too soft. majority of the rest of the car underneath is too soft or unsafe

figured it out now though. just bought a second trolley jack

for the back:

trolley jack under each of the trailing arm pivot joints, raise them evenly, then axle stands under the jacking points

for the front:

trolley jack under each jacking point then axle stands under where the wishbones bolt to the chassis

i've never had the whole car on 4 stands but if i were to i'd do it as above and in same order. back then front

hope this helps

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I never thought about using the trailing arm pivot joints to raise the back... cheers mate its helped me at least
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no worries mate they sit well in the jacking cup so no risk of sliding off
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Any pictures of where the "jacking" points are?

Are they on the side skirts?

Never jacked my saxo up so sorry for the n00b questions lol
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Any pictures of where the "jacking" points are?

Are they on the side skirts?

Never jacked my saxo up so sorry for the n00b questions lol
basically look on the side skirts and you will see some little arrows.

Look under the skirt where there arrows are and you will see a 3-4 inch long slot on the chassis which is where you would place the jack.

Cant miss it mate.
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My car is up in the air atm so i thought id take some photos.

Front i tend to use the wishbone where it connects into the footwell. Its a rubber block on the end of the wishbone, ive been using this for ages and i have never had trouble:



Rear i use this, looks like the only sensible place to hold up on stands. Again i have used this many times and had no problems:


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On your first pic richy.

I use the bit just to the right of the red circle.

The circuler bit.... fits just nicely onto the axle stands
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Are the arrows on the skirt, like imprinted or what? i will have a look later aswell though.
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They are imprinted on the skirt only on models with bodykits such as the VTR.

About 2" big, easily seen when crouching down.
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Axle stands having been doing my face in all day, i cant jack it from the rear as im to low and i cant even find a jacking point!
so ive jacked it up from the front, but where is the best place to put my 2 axle stands at the rear?
is it safe to put the axle stands under the axle on the rear off a saxo?
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Never had the car off the deck high enough to need axel stands but i now need to get right underneath it.

I have a trolly jack to use and 2 axel stands to get the rear in the air. im planning on jacking it up on the jacking points but then am stuck where to put my axel stands would put them next to the jacking points but am afraid of doing some damage

any help ?
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