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Guys,

According to my factory service manual, there are only two points on the rear of the car that can be used to lift it, one in front of each rear wheel. If I want to jack up the rear of the car to work on something, I'll be using the lifting point to raise the car. Where can I place a jack stand for safety while I have the car up in the air with the wheel off?
 

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Under the lower control arm? In fact, that's where I jack mine when all I want is a tire off the ground.
 

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Ranger,

Thanks for the idea. I may have thought of something else that will work, too.

1) Place a floor jack under the rear lifting point and raise the car.

2) Place the vehicle's jack under the jacking point on the body and extend it until it supports the weight of the car.

3) Remove the floor jack and put a jack stand in its place.

4) Use the vehicle jack to lower the car onto the jack stand.

5) Reverse the above steps to lower the car.

Seems like this would do the trick without putting stress on points that were not designed to handle them.
 
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