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    Question Anyone got any pics of Mk4 3 door jacked up via Trolley Jack/On Axel stands?

    First off - apologies for sounding thick; I've borrowed a trolley jack/Axel Stands off one of my mates and despite perusing the site and the Haynes Manual am still not 100% sure on where to locate these.
    I know that next to the standard jacking point should be ok, but the section on the trolley jack that lifts the car looks bigger than the area on the car(if that makes sense...)

    Without wanting to sound like a car perv, I was wondering if anyone had any pics of their car jacked up/on Axel stands so all becomes clear in my confused tiny mind.....

    Any help is gratefully appreciated!

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    where in herts are you?

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    Evening, I'm on the outskirts of Hatfield (great place!)

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    sos mate, if you had replied earlier i would have come done it for you, but im going away tomo at 5am!! if your still stuck sunday then post up and i will pop round to show ya.

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    If its the front I'm working on, I use the chassis outrigger just behind the front wheelarch to jack up the car. I place the axle stands as near as possible to the front suspension arm mounting, as its strong and is the perfect width to let my axle stand cup round it.

    At the back, I just use the standard jacking point. The saddle of the trolley jack will have grooves around the edge to let the jacking point 'lock' into it.

    Chock up the wheels that remain on the ground if you can too, for extra safety.

    Of course this was when the car was at standard ride height. Its now a lot more complex, involving scissor jacks, then trolley jacks, the procedure I use I wont bore you with
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    Yes, jacking the car up to fit a jack under it isnt fun lol

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    use the sills...
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    If the front, then if you have a gander, there should be a black circle just beyond the groove in the sill.

    I asked about this ages ago & was told it's fine to stick the axle stands there.

    If rear, then i just put it on what i assume is called the axle. I'm god awful with part names LoL.

    Haven't had an accident so far

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    If using a trolley jack dont use the standard jacking point, jack up just behind this, I use a bit of wood on top of the jack to stop it from damaging the car then I put the axle stands on the subframe between where the wishbone attaches.

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    Cheers for all the advice - really helpful and the comments have probably saved my floor pan from being destroyed!

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