Jacking Up and Supporting Safely

Jazz 07-13 [GE6, GE8, GP1]

  1. Ichiban
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    Basic
    A lot of Jazz GE6, GE8 & GP1 owners have been working on their own cars but I have found no definitive guide how to jack up the car safely. The Jazz does not have front facing jacking bracket like Civic and Accord's which make the owner to adapt to unsafe lifting techniques which can be dangerous.

    On the Jazz It is further down the front of the car and not clear marked,I hope this thread goes to prove there is safe way of doing it.

    Lift and Support Points
    Hoisting the car on four post lift or resting the Axel stands.

    • Position the lift pads (A) under the vehicle's front support points (B) and rear support points (C).
    • Be sure the lift pads are properly placed to avoid damaging the vehicle.
      Be sure to secure the enough clearance for the support points, otherwise vehicles get damage.*
    • Raise the lift a few inches, and rock the vehicle gently to be sure it is firmly supported.
    • Raise the lift to its full height, and inspect the vehicle support points for solid contact with the lift pads.
    HK Jazz Lift 1.PNG

    NOTE: If you are going to remove heavy components such as suspension from the rear of the vehicle, first support the front of the vehicle with tall safety stands. When substantial weight is removed from the rear of the vehicle, the center of gravity can change, causing the vehicle to tip forward on the lift.
    Vehicle Lift


    High Lift Floor Jack

    • When lifting the front of the vehicle, set the parking brake. When lifting the rear of the vehicle, put the shift lever in P if CVT or Auto.
    • Block the wheels that are not being lifted.
    • Position the floor jack under the front jacking bracket (A) or the rear jacking bracket (B). Center the jacking bracket on the jack lift platform, and jack up the vehicle high enough to fit the safety stands under it.
    HK Jazz Lift 2.PNG
    NOTE:-*Be sure the floor jack is properly placed to avoid damaging the vehicle. Position the safety stands under the support points, and adjust them so the vehicle is level side-to-side. Lower the vehicle onto the stands.

    Caution

    Since the front jacking bracket is near the back of the engine you have to ensure your jack is positioned central to the jack pad. If it is not it can slip and hit the catalytic convertor and damage it. So take your time and ensure the jack pad and jacking bracket are central.