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[solved] Ideal front and rear floor jack points for a Honda Accord and a Honda Civic

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[solved] Ideal front and rear floor jack points for a Honda Accord and a Honda Civic

2011 Accord coupe (2008-2012); 2002 Civic sedan (2001-2005)


I'm not well versed with all these sub-components on the underside but looked up a thread and found various helpful advices from placing on the lower control arm to using the designated jack points.

http://www.driveaccord.net/forums/showt ... hp?t=38061

The jacking points mentioned in the owners manual is for individual wheel/tire changes though.

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Another helpful article this time with some photographs:

http://www.driveaccord.net/forums/showt ... floor+jack

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Where should I be positioning my floor jack to life the front and rear-end sequentially? If ever I will be using my pair of jackstands, should I place them on the pinch weld support on each side? The OP below seem to suggest there is no need to use the jack stands if I will not be working underneath the car. I'm just doing seasonal tire changes.

http://www.driveaccord.net/forums/showt ... hp?t=59835


I believe I did read up online that it's not a good idea to use my floor jack on the pinch weld support though as it can bend.

Would love to know which points are strongest to withstand the lift pressure.
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mugenhonda89 wrote:
Nov 24th, 2012 4:36 pm
You can use these two jack points.

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Thanks MugenHonda.

Found a youtube video for the 2001-2005 Civic. Too bad the floor jack points pointed out are when lifting the car a quarter at a time.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7G09Qd2GjU

Finally, found the front center jack lift point:

http://marketplace.honda-tech.com/showt ... ?t=2770321


Seem like the rear center jack lift point can be found on Post #1 picture #2:

http://www.civicforums.com/forums/44-su ... g-kit.html

Hopefully the above picture is what these helpful folks said in thread below: :)
http://www.civicforums.com/forums/182-7 ... ed-up.html
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Originally Posted by sdaidoji View Post
i use the frame for the rear arms, right in the middle where the sway bar is
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Yes. this is the easiest and safest point to jack the rear of the car.

For those of you not familiar, it's right in center of the car between the rear wheels under the structural (semi) boxed frame that the rear control arms bolt to. A small floor jack should be able to easily jack the car up from there to where jack stands under the rocker panel as shown in the manual can be placed.

I wouldn't trust the tow hook to support the car. Might bend the unibody. It's pretty thin in that area.
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usually any suspension point would work too, like rear trailing arm mount, or front lower arm mount.
if you are just changing tires the four corners will do for one tire changing.
if you got a 3 ton hydraulic jack then the front center and rear center jack up point will allow you to do two tire change in one shot.
just make sure you have jack stands under both left and right side.
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packardbell wrote:
Nov 25th, 2012 1:25 pm
usually any suspension point would work too, like rear trailing arm mount, or front lower arm mount.
if you are just changing tires the four corners will do for one tire changing.
if you got a 3 ton hydraulic jack then the front center and rear center jack up point will allow you to do two tire change in one shot.
just make sure you have jack stands under both left and right side.
Great. Thank you Packardbell. I thought I could get away with not using the jack stands but I'll use them for safety reason.

Yes, I have a 3-ton floor jack waiting to be used.

Do you think that rear lift point is appropriate? I'm not going to use wood, but just put some rags between the jack and the lift point.
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