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How to Raise & Support on Jack Stands 04-09 Subaru Outback

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  1. step : Jacking Up the Car (0:15)
    • Set the parking brake firmly
    • Locate the jacking point (behind the oil pan)
    • Slide the jack under the car and slowly align it with the jacking point
    • Lift the vehicle until the tires are off the ground
  2. step : Using the Jack Stands (1:06)
    • Place jack stands under the pinch weld, in between the two notches
    • Lift them to the appropriate height
    • Insert the safety pin (if applicable)
    • Slowly lower the car on the jack stand
  3. step : Lowering the Car to the Ground (1:56)
    • Line up the jack with the jacking spot
    • Lift the vehicle off the jack stands
    • Remove the jack stands
    • Slowly lower the car to the ground
    • Remove the jack

Hi, I’m Mike from 1A Auto. We’ve been selling auto parts for over 30 years!

Before we jack up the car, we're parked on level ground and we're going to set the parking brake because we're jacking up the front of the car. We're going to leave the rear wheels on the ground. I'm going to roll our jack underneath.

I'm going to find a jacking point. Just behind the oil pan. Make sure you don't jack the oil pan. We get the jack set up here. Make sure you're doing this on a level flat ground. It's lined up. Bring the car up. Take the wheels off the ground.

We'll set our jack stands up right here. Right between these two notches in the pinch weld. Put our lock pin back in. Set the jack up the same way on the other side. Put our lock in. Slowly lower the floor jack. Just going to leave the floor jack in place, because it takes some of the weight off of it, but the majority of the vehicle's weight is on the jack stands.

I'll jack up the car to get off the jack stands. Get the locks out. Do the same for the other side as well. Lower the vehicle to the ground.

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Tools needed for replacement:

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  • Jack Stands
  • Floor Jack

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