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Rear jack and lift points?

Finally have time to change the rear brakes today, but am not 100% certain if this point in the picture below is a safe place to jack the rear of the vehicle. Also, where is a safe spot to place a jack stand? Under the differential?






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Place it under the rear housing at the spring perch. the owners manual is always the place to look for this info.

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I see the location in the owners manual (between the housing the shock absorber mount), but I would like to have two locations. One to place the floor jack and one for the jack stand.

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OK, I now moved the floor jack under the spring mount. Is it OK to place the jack stand under the rear differential?

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Found a source here.

http://wkjeeps.com/misc/lift_points_wk.pdf

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I gotcha. Put the jack there under the trailing arm mount in your last pics and then the stand under the housing.

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Thanks for the confirmation, I wonder why the source calls it "Front spring mount". Your right by calling it trailing arm.

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Are you sure that is a safe spot? While jacking I noticed there was a small crack forming by the behind the contact point.

Maybe I should use the stock screw jack to lift from the rear axle, then use the jack stand placed where the floor jack was in second picture in post #1?

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Every live axle vehicle I have ever owned, I never encountered a problem jacking up the vehicle at the center of the axle and placing jack stands under each side of the axle.

I don't think the owner's manual shows it as a jack point, but the axle is easily capable of handling the load.

Just be careful of the axle cover, make sure the structural part of the axle is bearing the weight and NOT the cover, you can bend up the axle cover and create leaks.


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Every live axle vehicle I have ever owned, I never encountered a problem jacking up the vehicle at the center of the axle and placing jack stands under each side of the axle.

I don't think the owner's manual shows it as a jack point, but the axle is easily capable of handling the load.

Just be careful of the axle cover, make sure the structural part of the axle is bearing the weight and NOT the cover, you can bend up the axle cover and create leaks.
I always put the floor jack on the center section also. i didn't want to recommend that because you can bend the lip of the cover and cause a leak if you're not careful. I don't see how the trailing arm mount could tear but anything is possible I guess. I really want to call it a " truck arm ", but that comes from too many stock car races. LOL !!

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I ended up using the stock jack (due to the curved end plated) and used the jack stand along the frame to support the weight. Thanks for the help and comments.

Now I don't have to worry about jacking the rear of the Commander.

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