Lifting Your Vehicle
Using a Two Post Vehicle Hoist
When using a vehicle hoist, make sure the rocker moldings (B) do not contact or interfere with the hoist arms (C) or damage to your vehicle may occur.
Follow these steps to hoist your vehicle:
- Align your vehicle with the hoist and position the hoist pads (A) to align with the sill flange (D).
- Lift the hoist until all four hoist pads (A) make contact with the sill flange (D).
The hoist pad (A) may contact the bottom of the rocker molding (B). If the vehicle is hoisted from the proper location this does not damage the part.
- Inspect all hoist arms (C) for any interference or contact with the rocker molding (B).
- If there is no contact with any hoist arm (C), your vehicle can be lifted safely.
If there is contact with any hoist arm (C), do not lift the vehicle and follow these instructions:
- Make sure the hoist arms (C) are fully lowered to the ground.
- If necessary, adjust the hoist pad (A) height until it makes contact with the sill flange (D) and the rocker molding (B) is clear from the hoist arm. Hoist pad (A), height can usually be adjusted by rotating the hoist pad (A) counter-clockwise.
- If the vehicle hoist does not use adjustable pads, install spacers onto the hoist pad (A) for the same effect.
Do not use wood spacers as they could split along the grain of the wood.
- Raise the hoist until the hoist pads (A) make contact will the sill flange (D). Make sure there is no contact between the rocker molding (B) and all hoist arms (C) before lifting the vehicle.