Lift Point

Tiny
ON3POINTKING
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  • 1997 PLYMOUTH BREEZE
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 130,000 MILES
I need to lift my car to change out the fuel filler neck. All of the lift points along the edge of the car have rusted out. I also don't have a jack which can lift high enough for me to get jack stands on the frame from when I try to use the rear lift point because the car is on a slight angle.

An autozone employee said I could lift the car right behind the wheel, at the knuckle.

Considering I've already bent some of the frame metal from attempting to lift where I'm not supposed to, I'm a little skeptical. Is this actually the case?
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Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 AT 7:40 PM

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Tiny
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Use crossmember
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Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 AT 8:04 PM
Tiny
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Thanks. It looks like there is some kind of line which runs inside the cross member, is that something I need to watch out for?
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Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 AT 8:15 PM
Tiny
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Yes place jack saddle on edge of frame
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Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 AT 8:17 PM
Tiny
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Thanks. What is that line for?

Also, my friend just brought over one of his jacks, with a much larger surface area. If the saddle spans from one side of the cross member to the other, will it still pose a significant risk to the line?
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Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 AT 8:20 PM
Tiny
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Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 AT 8:23 PM

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