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Question Front Jacking Point

Today I jacked the front wheel of my van using the bottle jack. It appears to me that the only way this can be done using the jack points in the manual is by putting the jack on about 2 and a half inches of plank and angling the jack so that the handle goes trough the wheel well. (I have the standard U-haul running boards.) Please enlighten me if I'm wrong. I will try to post a pic with this.
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I've jacked up my T 250 with the stock Jack, with no spacer beneath it. It's hard to tell from your pic, but, I suspect you did not use the prescribed jack point. The jack points have come up in conversation, even recently. The manual could definitely be clearer. AND, there's a difference between 'lift points," for putting the vehicle on an overhead rack... and jack points. Consensus is that each jack point is a round, horizontal section of rod in a bracket, about 2 inches from the vehicle transport hook points, at the rear of the front subframe.

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What he said. You're doing it wrong.
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Looks to me like the jack should've been pushed further toward center about 4 inches under the black section. I believe that's where i placed my jack and had no issue whatsoever with needing it to be elevated.
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Sheesh. Look under the van. There is a (approximately) 1" x 4" tube, aligned front to back, in a bracket at the outboard end of the trans cross member. It's about a foot behind the front tire and a foot inboard. The jack goes under the tube. The tube is the lifting point. Not the sheetmetal, not the subframe, not anything flat you could deform and damage. Why a round thing? Likely because it made sense to some engineer. I don't plan on overthinking it. It works just fine.
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