I definitely wanted to lift the car using some identifiable part of the frame to avoid damaging anything else on the car.
Thanks for making sure everyone understands the proper placement of the jack. For myself, I don't think the GM instructions are that easy for the layman to understand.
dengel, et. al.,
Herein lies the uncertainty and confusion (IMO), the document GM has issued (that we have in pdf form) does not accurately depict what the real underside of my car looks like. I still contend that the rectangular areas behind and inside the line of the front wheels are the recommended lifting points (see pic 1 below) and can safely be used as jacking points (as I did) or as locations to place jack stands (as dengel did). The rear jacking points, seem to be more clear (see pic 2) and can be used for jack stand placement as well, having used either the rear lifting points or the differential to jack the back.
I'm going to try and make an appointment with my Service Manager and pick his brain on the issue as well. Perhaps with the car on a drive-on lift, we can come to some conclusions. When/if I get out to holler at him (25 mile drive
), I will take the camera!
--Chemist (GM, can you get us a jacking/lifting document with PICTURES of a REAL Solstice? )
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