Lift and Safety Stands
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Place the lift blocks as shown.
Raise the hoist a few inches (centimetres), and rock the vehicle to be sure it is firmly supported.
Raise the hoist to full height, and inspect the lift points for solid support.
NOTE: Use the same support points to support the vehicle on safety stands.
Set the parking brake, and block the wheels that are not being lifted.
When lifting the rear of the vehicle, put the shift lever in P position.
Raise the vehicle high enough to insert the safety stands.
Adjust and place the safety stands so the vehicle will be approximately level, then lower the vehicle onto them.
NOTE: If you are going to remove heavy components such as the suspension or the fuel tank 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.
Precautions for Real-Time 4WD (Four-Wheel Drive)
Under normal conditions, the vehicle is in 2WD (front-wheel drive). However, the system will instantly transmit appropriate driving force to the rear wheels (depending on the driving force of the front wheels and the road conditions).
The Real-time 4WD-Dual Pump System does not have a manual switch to disable the 4WD system. Whenever service work requires spinning the front or rear wheels with the engine, always lift up and support the vehicle so all four wheels are off the ground.