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Do not raise the vehicle until you are sure the
jack is securely engaged, as shown.
3. Holding the jack, insert the cradle under the lifting
points. Crank the handle clockwise until the jack base
meets the ground. Place the jack on firm ground. Position
the jack so that it is always level, even if the vehicle is
parked on an incline. Raise the vehicle only until the tire
just clears the surface. Minimum tire lift provides maxi-
4. Replace the tire.
5. Lower the vehicle by cranking the handle counter-
clockwise, then remove the jack assembly.
Before storing the jack, it should be fully
6. Ensure proper tire pressure.
Raising the vehicle higher than necessary can make
the vehicle less stable. It could slip off the jack and
hurt someone near it. Raise the vehicle only enough
to make the necessary repair.
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