Serious Explorations Ford Explorer and Ranger Message Board
#1 Resource for Ford Explorer and Ranger Owners - By Enthusiasts, for Enthusiasts.


Ford Explorer Generation Guide

EF Swag Store 2015 Ford Explorer Forums Elite Membership Chat Room My Posts Reviews Explorer Photo Gallery
Go Back   Ford Explorer and Ranger Forums "Serious Explorations" > Ford Explorer Ranger Repair - Troubleshooting - Modifications & Detailing Forums > 1995 - 2001 Explorer Ranger Mountaineer - Sport thru '03 - 2nd Generation > Stock 1995 - 2001 Explorers

Notices

Stock 1995 - 2001 Explorers Questions related to non-modified 1995-2001 Explorer, Mountaineer, Ranger and '02+ Sports and Sport Trac. Problem solving, maintenance, TSB, service bulletins, owner reviews, specifications.

Jacking instructions

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-03-2005, 07:05 PM   #1
sr71bb
Norton, Massachusetts
2001 Explorer sport
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 14

Vehicle Specs

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Original Poster)
Jacking instructions

Hello all, i've got a 2001 explorer sport, i've yet to need to jack up the rear of the vehicle for any thing yet. But the jacking instructions say to position the bottle jack under the axle. I keep thinking to myself, that this can't be good for the axle, yet this is what the instructions appear to say. I can't see anywhere else to do it though. On the front, there are hooks to position the jack under. Is this right correct for the rear though?
sr71bb is offline   Reply With Quote
( Join the Elite Explorers )

For only $20 per year you can become an Elite Explorer. Explorer Forum has probably saved you that much already, and will continue to save you money as you learn how to diagnose and fix problems yourself, and learn what modifications really work without having to experiment on your own. Elite Explorer members can change the forum "styles" to see less ads, no green underlined links, and many other benefits such as being able to store 1000 Private Messages, upload photo attachments directly to your posts and more. Join the Elite Explorers today.


Old 05-03-2005, 07:16 PM   #2
Arnie897
y=mx+b
Battle Creek, MI
 
Arnie897's Avatar
06 Dodge Powerwagon
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,243

Vehicle Specs

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I usually go for right under the pig or under one of the shock mounts.




__________________
Mike

I used to have an Explorer
Arnie897 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2005, 07:17 PM   #3
Blee1099
Evil Asian
Elkridge, MD
 
Blee1099's Avatar
91
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 14,100

Vehicle Specs

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
First thing I recommend doing is doing away with the factory screw type bottle jack. Quite frankly.. I don't feel comfortable with that thing when it comes to lifting a side of the truck up to change a tire for emergency situations. I recommend using a hydraulic bottle jack. You can fit one perfectly in the same location where the factory jack is located. I keep one in my truck along with my hi-lift jack. I pulled over earlier this week to assist a female Explorer owner. The factory jack slipped off the front jacking point on her truck so it proved to be a lost cause with the jack.
Blee1099 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2005, 07:30 PM   #4
alexefron
Rochester, NY
93 XLT
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 310

Vehicle Specs

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
With the factory bottle jack youre basically stuck using the axles if you want to get the tire off the ground.
alexefron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2005, 07:34 PM   #5
spindlecone
B
San Jose, Calif
2003 sport trac
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 4,911

Vehicle Specs

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by sr71bb
Hello all, i've got a 2001 explorer sport, i've yet to need to jack up the rear of the vehicle for any thing yet. But the jacking instructions say to position the bottle jack under the axle. I keep thinking to myself, that this can't be good for the axle, yet this is what the instructions appear to say. I can't see anywhere else to do it though. On the front, there are hooks to position the jack under. Is this right correct for the rear though?
To simply change a tire, the instructions are correct, you will not hurt anything, just make sure you are on level, hard ground.
Do not attemp to get under the EX to do any work, the OEM jack is a POS, you could die
spindlecone is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Suggest this thread to friends:



Join the "Elite Explorers" Today!



Search Explorer Forum


Top of Page

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:29 AM.



US Flag
We Support Our Troops!

Explore the site!


Copyright 2014 - 1996 Rick Horwitz Photography



Ford Motor Company is not involved in the management of this site in any way.



All tips on this site are for use at your own risk and discretion.

Modifying the suspension on any vehicle will cause changes to its handling characteristics.



Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.