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Old 01-20-2003, 09:16 PM   #2
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So where is the actual jacking point for the front?!
The front crossmember. Locate it by looking for the small plate with four bolts underneath the car, that runs from front to rear. It's well behind the engine oil pan, not close to the front of the car at all. Place the jack point closer to the center of the rear two bolts of that plate, which is bolted to the crossmember. Sorry, I don't have a way to post a pic of the diagram or the crossmember.

I got this information from the Subaru service manual, Section 1, page NT-4. This is the jack point I use when I change my engine oil, which I just did today.

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Do you think by denting that black brace under the engine I did any real harm to the car? I thought it was steel at first, but now it obviously is aluminum. It's just under the radiator and runs left to right.
I think you might have dented the large u-shaped brace that connects the two frame rails. If you didn't have to remove the plastic splash shield to put the jack under it, then it was something else. I'd have to take another look under my car to be sure.

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Just make sure he did not jack up the car with the oil pan. I have seen people do it and it is not funny when there is a hole in it.
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Just make sure he did not jack up the car with the oil pan. I have seen people do it and it is not funny when there is a hole in it.
I hope not. By PimpWagon's description, I don't think this was the case. If I ever noticeably crushed my oil pan, I'd probably replace it and check to see if I damaged the oil pump pickup or anything else that occupies the crankcase.

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Old 02-17-2003, 09:55 PM   #9
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that last picture is confusing
is it the front or the back
i do a lot of my work myself...and recently...i will either jack up my car on the rear diff for the rear.
or....in the rear of the car....like a feet forward from the rear wheels, there is a bar that connects to the sideskirt.
i usually do jack it there.....am i wrong in doing so?

for the front...there is another cross membrane similar to the back...i will jack it on there also if im only doing one side.
the location of the front jack point i use is also a feet back from the front wheel....

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Old 02-19-2003, 04:20 PM   #10
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i use the jackup plate or tow hooks when i use floor jack. or just by the sideskirt when using stock jack.
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another picture please
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I think I dented the same piece on my OBS. It left a circle shaped impression in the metal, which indicates that the metal is VERY weak. So, I believe this piece of metal in question has nothing to do with structural support. I think it's just a flimsy guard for the AC and condenser fans or something... no harm done, imo.
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use the front tow hooks on the sides.
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