: Lift point for a jack?



qictrk
01-31-09, 08:05 PM
I looked at the owners manual and read that there should be some lift points and marked in the plastic on the bottom of the car. I don't see anything. I'm using a floor jack and i'm sure i'll be able to lift it without destroying the bottom of the car, but it would be nice to find where the factory recommends. Cecil........

IRONDOG
10-17-10, 08:07 PM
I looked at the owners manual and read that there should be some lift points and marked in the plastic on the bottom of the car. I don't see anything. I'm using a floor jack and i'm sure i'll be able to lift it without destroying the bottom of the car, but it would be nice to find where the factory recommends. Cecil........

Anybody have an answer for this please?

cmann_97
10-17-10, 08:59 PM
Here is the manuals reference to jack points

cbloveday
10-17-10, 09:07 PM
Where the slots are. Look under there and you will see them
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x99/cbloveday_bucket/1stpaulinstall/CTS_V_JackingPoints.jpg

baabootoo
10-18-10, 12:03 AM
The Pontiac G8 had the slots in the lower body panel, but this doesn't.

IRONDOG
10-18-10, 07:57 PM
Thanks Guys!

BeagleBrains
10-18-10, 09:13 PM
My Corvette has After-Market specific fitted Lifting Pucks that install on my Floor Jack. Is there such an item for our Cadillac V?

RippyPartsDept
10-18-10, 09:34 PM
a small piece of two-by-four

BeagleBrains
10-20-10, 09:57 AM
Two-X-Four I have lots of. However, I will search for something akin to my Corvette Jacking Puck designed to specifically fit the lifting points on the V.
Thank you, though.
My wife and I believe in the "Field Calibration" concept: get a BFH. (Big Fat Hammer!):yup:

elphil
10-20-10, 03:04 PM
Jacking pucks:http://www.cau-llc.com/cgi-bin/webstorecgi/webstore.cgi?page=01052&type=&frame=&cart_id=

How to use pucks: http://www.cau-llc.com/pucksinstall.html

thatcoder
10-20-10, 03:26 PM
i made some jacking pucks out of hockey pucks and screws.. based on this auction i saw on ebay.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/CORVETTE-C5-C6-JACK-JACKING-LIFT-PADS-PUCKS-set-4-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem3a5fb3c4d5QQitemZ25071 3720021QQptZMotorsQ5fAutomotiveQ5fTools

wfo
10-20-10, 04:50 PM
Good post thanks.

74chvy glasshouse
04-25-12, 08:26 PM
Here is the manuals reference to jack points

is this correct for base cts??

MacBuster
05-03-13, 06:23 PM
Here is the manuals reference to jack points

My floor jack cannot make contact with this section and clear the rockers panel.

I have a 2012 V-wagon.


Where the slots are. Look under there and you will see them
http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x99/cbloveday_bucket/1stpaulinstall/CTS_V_JackingPoints.jpg


My 2012 v-wagon does not have the slotted holes as shown, which I find curious. There are some holes there, but nothing slotted like that.

Any thoughts on if it would still be safe to jack from that point, just using a puck? I assume the strength is there, slots or otherwise.

qictrk
05-03-13, 11:56 PM
I've used the front one as shown on yours. But the rear ones I'm not so sure. Go slowly and keep checking to see how much the metal bends. I don't use the pucks. Instead, I use a block of wood.
Cecil..............

MacBuster
05-04-13, 12:51 PM
MY jack with a hockey puck on it ended up clearing the rocker panels to life at the point described in the manual (cmann's post above).

Mine definitely does not have the slots in the frame rail.

vagondr
05-04-13, 11:30 PM
I use a pair of "Jackpoint" jack stands. A little pricey but they are super strong with a wide base and allow you to replace the jack with the jack stand at precisely where the manual says is the proper lift point at the torsion boxes. Check out the Youtube demo to see how it works.