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CAR JACK
« on: July 09, 2017, 11:43:10 AM »
We have just taken delivery of a 2016/17 Mazda Sport Nav 2.0 120ps Petrol.
Came with the usual foam puncture repair kit with compressor.
Strange thing is no jack but a jack bar is included!
There is also an empty slot (in the polystyrene block that houses the tools) for a wheel nut brace, but no wheel nut brace.
This is exactly the same set up in our 2016 MX5ND

The thing that irks me most is there is no scissor jack for either of our mazda cars, and I believe that you need a scissor jack specific to the car make and model.

Can anyone advise on the scissor jack I need for our Sport Nav and where I might source one?

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Re: CAR JACK
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2017, 12:45:32 PM »
I'm pretty sure you only get a jack if you buy the spare wheel kit which I did. You can buy the jack on it's own from Mazda. Other than that, ebay etc.

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Re: CAR JACK
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2017, 05:36:17 PM »
Problem is that when I go on the official Mazda site and look at available accessories for a Mazda3 a car jack is not listed, and searches on the internet for a 3rd generation mazda 3 (including e-bay) have so far been unsuccessful.

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Re: CAR JACK
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2017, 06:55:48 PM »
I'm pretty sure you only get a jack if you buy the spare wheel kit which I did. You can buy the jack on it's own from Mazda. Other than that, ebay etc.
I got the spare wheel and tyre plus jack and tools as part of the original deal. Two irrepairable punctures in the first 30 days of ownership where the gunk stuff would have been completely useless proved what a good negotiating bargain this was.
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Re: CAR JACK
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2017, 08:16:05 PM »
You'll need to phone your dealership. I haven't looked, but I'd imagine the accessories listed on the website will be similar to those in the brochure - shiny baubles rather than practical oily bits.
I had a quick look on ebay after posting earlier and couldn't see much other than for earlier 3s.

All being well, my 2016 3 and 2005 3 shouldn't be far apart tomorrow so I'll do a jack comparison.

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Re: CAR JACK
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2017, 08:34:26 AM »
Yes that was my e-baysearch  experience (jacks for earlier the mazda 3).   Your comparison could be a big help :-)

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Re: CAR JACK
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2017, 09:18:17 AM »
I believe that you need a scissor jack specific to the car make and model.
Can anyone advise on the scissor jack I need for our Sport Nav and where I might source one?

I researched this for my previously owned Mazda 6 Sports Nav, my OH's Mazda 3 SE-L, and my current CX-5 Sports Nav.  The only reason for requiring a specific scissor jack is that the top fitment of the jack (the U-shaped cut out bit) - must be small enough to fit between the welded seam and the plastic trim under the car.  Have a look under your car, where you would fit the jack, to see what I mean.

See these ebay links, notice both of them have U-shaped top fitments (which you need), but the second one has a small side and a large side - you need a small side like this (at the outer [handle] end) to fit the gap.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Draper-1-5-Tonne-Scissor-Jack-with-Winding-Handle-242-390mm-Range-Garage-Tool/361446897877?_trksid=p2045573.c100505.m3226&_trkparms=aid%3D555014%26algo%3DPL.DEFAULT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D43566%26meid%3Db8d0f6bb8ca94207979375cf44a57940%26pid%3D100505%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-Ton-Scissor-Jack-Red-Car-Jack-with-Crank-Handle-and-325mm-Max-Lift-Height/301846032014?_trksid=p2045573.c100506.m3226&_trkparms=aid%3D555014%26algo%3DPL.DEFAULT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D43566%26meid%3D4ce4a7dd8d89443f8449b7cdaa19883e%26pid%3D100506%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26&autorefresh=true

Other than that you get different lifting capacities - a one ton version is fine for a Mazda 3, but a higher capacity will also work just fine, and since they're stronger made they're more stable while you have the car jacked up.  They also come in different lengths - the longer ones will lift the car higher - again, a one ton version will work just fine.
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Re: CAR JACK
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2017, 02:13:27 PM »
2005 jack - Goodman 5F 800kg
2016 jack - Goodman 5D 800kg

The heads on the two jacks are identical. The only obvious visible difference is in the screw length. The 5F is about 20mm longer than the 5D.

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Re: CAR JACK
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2017, 06:08:12 PM »
Thanks "Tall333" and "moozmooz", enough there to let me source the right jack.  Looks like the e-bay link to the second jack on "moozmooz" would do the trick, although I will try to get a new unused one rather than that on e-bay.
 I have found a supplier of car accessories in Enniskillin, Northern Ireland and will contact them tomorrow to see if they can help with jacks for our Mazda3 & MX5ND.

Thanks again :-)

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Re: CAR JACK
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2017, 04:49:40 PM »
Just to wind up, thanks to advice on this site I have managed to buy a suitable 1 tonne scissor jack for our 2017 generation 3 Mazda3 from a motor accessories outlet in Enniskillien (Wilson, Lendrum & Weir Ltd). 
In fact the jack will also be suitable for our 2016 4th generation MX5ND.
The jack fits nicely into the boot side compartment docking fixture, and all all I need to do now is get the "T" screw to secure it into position.

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Re: CAR JACK
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2017, 07:38:48 PM »
all all I need to do now is get the "T" screw to secure it into position.

It's a standard M6 (or M8, can't remember) threaded hole.  A bolt with a large washer will do the trick.  Obviously you also need to carry a suitable spanner to undo it if you ever get a puncture.

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Re: CAR JACK
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2017, 06:20:08 PM »
I'm hoping that all factory supplied Mazda jack retaining "T" bolts fit any Mazda car regardless of Model (MX5. CX5, RX8, Mazda 2 or whatever). If so I will look to e-bay for a used one at a cheap price.

If I'm unsuccessful an M6 or M8 bolt & washer should do the job. Should even be possible to finger tighten the bolt and fix the jack securely by extending the scissor jack slightly.
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Re: CAR JACK
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2017, 06:20:08 PM »