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How to Raise and Support 02-09 Toyota 4Runner

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How to Raise and Support 02-09 Toyota 4Runner

Created on: 2019-10-01

Watch this video to learn how to safely raise and support your 02-09 Toyota 4Runner, including where and where not to place a jack or jackstand.

  1. step 1 :Jack and Support Points
    • This is a full frame vehicle
    • Put the jack or stands anywhere on the frame
    • Locate jack or jack stands equally on each side to keep the vehicle balanced
    • Don't place a jack or jack stands on any of the underbody panels
    • You can also locate the jack or jack stands under the rear differential and axle

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Jack Stands

    Floor Jack

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Hey friends, it's Len here from 1A Auto. Today we're going to be working on our 2006 Toyota four runner, and I wanted to show you how to check for your lift points.

If you come underneath the vehicle over here, you're going to notice that this is a full frame vehicle. What that means is that you have a frame that goes all the way from the front of the vehicle, all the way down to here. Right? From the front to the rear. That's pretty awesome, especially when it comes to lifting up the vehicle. So with that said, you have a lot of options on where you can put the lift, or your jacking points, we'll say. Assuming you've got a jack or a lift, whatever you've got.

You can put it anywhere on the frame. Okay? This is all frame. Let's see where are we put ours right here. You got one right here. Up as close to the front as we can. We came back here. We could've went on the frame right there. You can also go on this right here. This is nice and sturdy. You want to stay away from this. This is where your fuel tank is, so you definitely don't want to jack anything up there. You don't want to jack anything up on your exhaust. Super important. Just stay with something solid like the frame. And over here we've got it in the same exact spot. If you're lifting up all four corners, you jack from the same areas. If you have a jack stand, you want to set up a jack stand, do the same thing. Put a jack stand right here, right next to where you're lifting. Also, right up front, you'll notice there's a nice squared off area right up here. If you wanted to, you could put a jack stand there. And the same thing right over here.

Don't put a jack stand or your jack anywhere on any of this. If it sounds like tin, it probably is. It's not very strong. It's not going to hold up the weight of the vehicle. While you're in the back, if you want it to jack up the the rear end and be able to have both sides of the wheels off the ground, you can come right underneath the pumpkin right here. Okay, jack up the whole differential and then put your jack stand someplace maybe right here and right here. You need to make sure you have jack stands. Jack it right there, or if you needed to, you could jack it right here if you're just doing one side. Easy peasy.

With that said, anytime that you're underneath the vehicle, whether you're under a jack or under a lift, you want to make sure that you're safe and secure at all times. Your safety is paramount. Well, that's pretty much it. If you need any parts, check us out. 1aauto.com.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Jack Stands
  • Floor Jack


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