# What size Jack do you need.

What size trolley jack would be required to jack up a medium size American car.
Lets say a Ford Taurus.
1 ton or 11/2 ton 2 ton or 21/2 ton
I'm sure that the average person does not know what a car weighs so how do you really determine?
Is there a formula you use or just good old common logic?
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Denny B wrote:

look in the owners manual for the weight of the car and then you will know what size you need.. i would still go a little over what they suggest as it will not hurt to use a bigger jack.... might hurt to use a smaller jack(only if it falls)....
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I personally just go with a 2 ton hydraulic jack because they will have plenty of lift for just about any car and you can also use them for lifting other things like porches or whatever.
P.

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Wait a minute, didn't I just see this exact same question in a Chrysler group except you were looking to Jack up an Acclaim?
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snipped-for-privacy@asdf.com says...

So, he's got a Jack fetish. Different strokes...
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wrote:

TROLL!
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Nothing to do with TROLL you idiot. The jack I inquire about will be used for a Ford Taurus and an Acclaim.
I guess a newsgroup fool, who considers himself to be a self appointed internet policeman, lacks the ability to figure out that the jack can be used for both vehicles.
He also resents that posters from more then one newsgroup who choose to have an input will answer and assist in helping to make a proper jack choice.
An internet self appointed policeman lacks the ability to understand many people own more then one make of car.
You idiot do you use different brands of wrenches to work on different makes of vehicles?
Who elected you to be the Internet policeman?. Is you life so empty?
Denny B

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