Jack locations for a windstar


Old 08-03-02, 09:20 AM
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Jack locations for a windstar

Hello all. This may seem too basic a question, but i'm kind of stumped.. anyway, we have a '95 ford windstar and the jacking locations are 4 notches along the undercarriage in a strip of verical steel. There are 2 notches on each side, 1 rear and 1 front. The jack that comes with the car has a groove that fits over this steel ridge.

Question is: I have a 3-ton floor jack i'd much prefer to use when servicing, but it will bend that steel strip since it doesn't have a notch to fit around it. (I started to lift it... even tried a piece of soft wood on the jack surface - no luck.) Is there a way to make this work? i've called the autoparts stores around and was told there is no adapter sold.

Thanks for your help.
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Old 08-03-02, 09:54 AM
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you can still use your floor jack under the lower control arms and usually at the inner subframe which is where the sheet metal is bent into a more rigid square shape.

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