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Rear Jack point
« on: November 29, 2014, 01:02:16 AM »
I am very confused with rear jack point... I will be using jack stands so can't jack from pinch welds. So my questions
a) Are there any other locations for the rear of the car for jack stands?
b) is there a rear center location for the jacking up? I saw a picture one of the forums but not sure exactly where the point is. Seems there is like a block held by two bolts vertically on the cross member for the jacking? Is that correct? See link: http://www.torontomazda3.ca/forum/showthread.php?71460-Jack-Points-and-Jack-Stand-Placement-%28Definitive-%29&p=1099408&viewfull=1#post1099408
c) I have saddle type jack stands. Can I use them somewhere to lift up the rear?

I want to replace the endlinks of the rear sway bar. Mazda 3 2006 Saloon. Thanks.

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Re: Rear Jack point
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2015, 10:25:01 PM »
Hi Jack

The rear is lifted from the crows member. use trolley jack. Then you place jack stands under the pinch weld. do not bend the seam. there i a way to do it and also there is a tool for it.  ;)

Can't imagine I found it myself by creeping under the car many many times and got this job done last year.... still no one replied... haha

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Re: Rear Jack point
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2015, 10:35:31 PM »
Good for you.   When you find the blackbirds member let us know.  Ha Ha
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Re: Rear Jack point
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2015, 07:51:41 PM »
I use an ice hockey puck with a cut out for the seam. Just sits on the trolley jack a treat.
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Re: Rear Jack point
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2015, 09:47:00 PM »
E.T that's where things get wrong.

To lift the car you cannot use the seam as support and the hockey puck you probably got comes in contact with the seam. Second if you notice the pinch weld seam, the inner side (towards the car) is elevated and the outer side (the side after the seam and towards you) is slightly lower. The stock jack lifts the car only from the inner side. then there is space for seam which is a guide . The area towards you is NOT reinforced. and load there can punch a hole.
 And if you lift from the area you are referring to, where do you place the stands? Proper way is to left from cross member. A trolley jack is meant to slide in from the front or the back. Not side ways. Reason? Vehicle arch when you lift it. Trolley jack moves with the car back and forth. I have experimented this with a bottle jack arching if I try to lift it straight up and no movement. Wrong on all accounts.

From all the information on the Web,  the majority of people are doing it wrong. YouTube tutorials are dangerous. Some proudly say the seam is bent and I don't care... don't care about life ? OK. ...
I am very tempted to do a tutorial and save people from doing it wrong.

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Re: Rear Jack point
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2015, 11:28:12 PM »
I am very tempted to do a tutorial and save people from doing it wrong.


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Re: Rear Jack point
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2015, 07:11:39 AM »
E.T that's where things get wrong.

To lift the car you cannot use the seam as support and the hockey puck you probably got comes in contact with the seam. Second if you notice the pinch weld seam, the inner side (towards the car) is elevated and the outer side (the side after the seam and towards you) is slightly lower. The stock jack lifts the car only from the inner side. then there is space for seam which is a guide . The area towards you is NOT reinforced. and load there can punch a hole.
 And if you lift from the area you are referring to, where do you place the stands? Proper way is to left from cross member. A trolley jack is meant to slide in from the front or the back. Not side ways. Reason? Vehicle arch when you lift it. Trolley jack moves with the car back and forth. I have experimented this with a bottle jack arching if I try to lift it straight up and no movement. Wrong on all accounts.

From all the information on the Web,  the majority of people are doing it wrong. YouTube tutorials are dangerous. Some proudly say the seam is bent and I don't care... don't care about life ? OK. ...
I am very tempted to do a tutorial and save people from doing it wrong.
no, the point is that you cut a groove in the puck, and use the designated jacking point with a regular trolley jack. No damage.
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Re: Rear Jack point
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2019, 08:18:13 AM »
A tutorial for jacking with a trolley would be beneficial for newbie owners I'm sure  :)

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Re: Rear Jack point
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2019, 08:18:13 AM »