I have a 99 Grand Marquis. I tried jacking it up the other day to
rotate my tires. I have a hydaulic floor jack that I got from
AutoZone. This is a piece of junk made in China. Anyway, I have a
couple of issues here:
(1) The jack topped out while jacking up the rear wheel, couldn't go
high enough to get the wheel off the ground
(2) The jack that comes with the car is more worthless than the
Chineese hydrauilc jack. There is no way that this scissors jack that
came with the car is capabable of jacking up this car. The notches on
the jack prevent you from placing the jack at the implierd location on
the jacking diagram.
(3) I am unclear as to where the jacking points are. The instructions
on the scissors jack give a diagram that makes no sense so maybe the
probelm is that I'm jacking it up at an incorrect location? Sure was
a lot simpler when you could put the jack under the bumper.
Having typed all of this, is it better to put the jack uder the shock
absorber plate? Is it okay to do this?
Also, where the hell can I get a decent jack that will last a few
years? I don't want another cheap jack. If the jack breaks while in
use, this can cause serious injury. No, I would never dream of getting
under a car that is jacked up, but if it breaks it can go flying.