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    Need help - please

    I have a vauxhall astra 1.6 sport. I have bursted my front wheel by skidding on black ice and now i need to change it but dont know how to use the jack. Can someone help me please? its not a scissor jack . its some weird kind of jack and i dont know where to place it. i dont want to damage the underside of the car.

    any help will be highly appreciated.

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    got a photo mate?

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    does it look like half a scissor jack? jack from anywhere you feel is supporting, or the designated jacking points along the sill (Can be found in the manual, indents on the sill, or where the pull out sections of the skirts are)

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    Yeah it looks like half scissor and there are pull out sections as well . Should I take out the plastic section . also the end that will lift the car seems to be rather weird. i will try to upload a picture . the manual i have is for a newer version of astra

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    the bit to lift the car will be shapped to the indent int he sill, which youll find on the metal ridge beheind where you pull the plastic insert out, and just twist the handle as you would a scissor jack, youll soon figure it

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    here are the photos guys. please confirm what goes where

    The below is the jack



    Here is the underside


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    can someone reply please

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    That U shape piece under the car sits on the U shape piece of the jack then other flat side of the jack sits on the ground and the turn the handle.
    Look in you owners manual should tell you how to use it.
    Just make sure it stays in position while u wind it up, I'm getting trolly jack becos of dodgy these this work.

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    yeah mate, make sure you get this right, this jack is awful! ford make better jacks hehe! but yeah i need to invest in a trolley jack but i got nowhere to keep it! good luck mate, it's slippy in the snow too

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    pull the jacking point cover off it will become clear where you need to position the jack, as said be careful whilst turning it as these jacks are poo
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